Easthampton counterfeiter Shayne Fleming-Pancione sentenced to 33 months in prison
SPRINGFIELD — An Easthampton man charged with counterfeiting American currency will serve 33 months in prison after his sentencing in U.S. District Court Monday, according to a report by television station WWLP.
Shayne M. Fleming-Pancione, 36, of 120 Union St., Unit 2, pleaded guilty to a charge of manufacturing and distributing counterfeit U.S. currency in February.
The counterfeiting case stems from manufacturing and distributing counterfeit $20 bills in Easthampton and Southampton in August and September 2011. He spent about $200-worth of these bills at fast-food restaurants and convenience stores, according to police reports.
U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz said Fleming-Pancione’s prison sentence is 33 months, followed by three years of suspended release.
He is already facing prison time for a previous bank robbery in Brattleboro, Vt., Aug. 13, 2011, in which he took $3,050 and threatened to shoot the bank tellers, though he didn’t show a weapon. He pleaded guilty to a count of grand larceny and was sentenced to eight years in prison.