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Colorado man gets 12 years in prison for passing counterfeit bills in Federal Way

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on March 22, 2013 at 4:45 pm with No Comments »
March 22, 2013 4:45 pm

A man who last year jumped from a second-story building in a failed attempt to escape Federal Way police was sentenced today to 12 years in federal prison.

Jeffrey A. Dorsey,37, was wanted for passing counterfeit money when he ran from police in January 2012, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle reported.

He eventually was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen gun, counterfeiting, using counterfeit money and interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle.

Investigators said he stole a car, a gun, ammunition and a GPS unit in his native Colorado before coming to Washington and using counterfeit money to by another car in Federal Way. The seller called police when he discovered the money Dorsey paid with was counterfeit.

Police tracked Dorsey down near a Days Inn on Pacific Highway South and he ran. They eventually caught him and located the stolen gun and more than $5,000 in counterfeit bills, federal prosecutors said.

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