A Myrtle Beach man will spend 30 months in prison and pay $31,000 in restitution for counterfeit charges after pleading guilty in federal court.
Howard Dillon, 55, was charged with conspiring to create counterfeit checks and then using a fake driver’s licenses to pass the checks at various local businesses from August 2015 through January 2016.
Dillon would purchase merchandise at one store using the counterfeit checks, then go to another store in the same chain and exchange the merchandise for cash, according to a statement issued Friday by U.S. Attorney Beth Drake.
The case was investigated by the Horry County police and U.S. Postal Inspection Service agents.