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Man indicted on counterfeit charges

| Sunday, May 13, 2012, 7:45 p.m.

A Latrobe man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on allegations he used false information to pass two fake checks totaling $195,000.

Harry Joseph Himler, 47, of 611 Lehmer St., faces charges of possession of false identification and passing counterfeit securities.

U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan said Tuesday that Himler claimed to be a CIA special agent in passing the two counterfeit checks.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan T. Conway, who presented the case to the grand jury, indicated the law provides for a maximum sentence of 21 years in prison, a fine of $350,000, or both.

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Financial Crimes Task Force, which consists of federal, Allegheny County and Pittsburgh law enforcement officers, conducted the investigation that led to the two-count indictment.

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