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Jacksonville man sent to prison for fake money orders

A Jacksonville man was sentenced Tuesday to 51 months in federal prison for possessing more than $2.2 million in counterfeit money orders, authorities said.

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WILMINGTON, N.C. — A Jacksonville man was sentenced Tuesday to 51 months in federal prison for possessing more than $2.2 million in counterfeit money orders, authorities said.

Shawn Patrick Greene, 42, pleaded guilty in November to possession of counterfeit obligations.

In June 2008, Secret Service agents delivered a package to Greene that they had intercepted in New York two weeks earlier. The package had been shipped from Nigeria and contained $105,000 in fake money orders, authorities said.

Agents then searched Greene's home and found numerous FedEx and UPS shipping supplies, authorities said.

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