Judge sends Warren man to prison for counterfeiting
A Warren man is being sentenced to prison after investigators say he passed fake bills to businesses several times.
According to the Trumbull County Prosecutor's office, 36-year-old Joshua Vigorito was given three concurrent, eight-month prison terms after pleading guilty to three counts of counterfeiting.
Vigorito had been indicted on charges stemming from a number of incidents between September 7, 2022, and January 8, 2023.
Trumbull County Jail records show Vigorito was arrested on September 7 and November 22, 2022, and February 14, 2023. All arrests included a counterfeiting charge.
21 News reported on his last arrest in February when Vigorito allegedly tried to spend $22 in fake money at a Shell gas station in Niles.
Vigorito also allegedly used fake $20 bills to make purchases at three fast-food restaurants in Hubbard this past September.
Prosecutors say $3,000 worth of bills were confiscated as evidence.
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