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Associated Press, Published August 17 2012

Minot man plans to plead guilty to using counterfeit money to gamble

MINOT, N.D. — A North Dakota man accused of using counterfeit money to gamble in bars says he will plead guilty in federal court.

Joshua Jones, of Minot, has been indicted on two counterfeiting charges. Authorities say he gambled with $950 in bogus bills at two Minot bars on June 19.

Authorities say police identified Jones at the second bar after employees at the first bar gave a description that included a swastika tattoo on his neck.

A plea agreement filed earlier this week shows that Jones plans to plead guilty to both charges. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.