A man from Effingham was sentenced yesterday to four years and 10 months in prison and a fine of $ 1,000 for making counterfeit money.
According to court documents, counterfeit banknotes made by Jared Sapp, 29, have been seized in Madison, St. Clair and Effingham counties and as far as Colorado. The forgery of Sapp goes back at least to the year 2016. A number of companies in Effingham, Illinois reported being paid counterfeit money in 2017 and 2018, which was later traced back to Sapp. Sapp would also use counterfeit money to pay for used goods on websites or applications such as letgo.com and craigslist.com. In total, law enforcement agencies recovered at least 201 counterfeit banknotes made by Sapp with a total face value of $ 4,715.00. The operation ended when Sapp was arrested in April 2020 with two printers / scanners and a stack of counterfeit $ 20 in the trunk of his car.
The investigations were conducted by the US Intelligence Service, the Effingham City Police Department, the Granite City Police Department and the Caseyville Police Department.
U.S. Assistant Attorney Peter Reed is pursuing the case.
Altamont, IL – (Effingham Radio) – The Effingham County Fair Board of Directors is pleased to announce the entertainment for the 2021 Effingham County Fair. Country legends Tracy Lawrence and Neal McCoy are coming to the show this year! The concert will take place on Friday, August 6th at the exhibition groundsth. Tickets are available now at www.effinghamcountyfair.com.
About Tracy Lawrence – One of the true traditionalists in country music, Tracy Lawrence has sold more than 13 million albums and chartered eighteen # 1 songs. He has received numerous CMA and ACM awards and nominations, as well as a Grammy nomination. After the publication of a On October 12, 2018, Lawrence spent most of 2018 and the beginning of this year writing and recording a brand new album that wasn’t released until August 16. His critically acclaimed 2017 album GOOD OLE DAYS peaked at number one on the iTunes Country Chart. Lawrence hosts the nominated, nationally syndicated radio show “Honky Tonkin ‘With Tracy Lawrence,” for which he received two ACM nominations for National On-Air Personality of the Year. The show features music from the 80s, 90s and 2000s and can be heard on more than 90 partners.
About Neal McCoy – Neal McCoy has released fifteen studio albums. In 1993, Neal McCoy broke through with consecutive number 1 singles No Doubt About It and Wink from his platinum-certified album No Doubt About It. Its commercial success continued into the late 1990s with two more platinum albums and one gold album, as well as six other top ten hits. A seventh top ten hit, number 10 from Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On, came from his self-released That’s Life in 2005.
About Effingham County Fair – – For more information on the Effingham County Fair, visit www.effinghamcountyfair.com or by following them Facebook.