2 accused of money laundering in 3 states

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GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) – A federal grand jury in Mississippi has indicted two people accused of money-laundering and using counterfeit $100 bills to purchase items at Lowe’s stores in three states and return the items for cash.

The indictments returned in Gulfport allege Brittany Ann Jackson and Dontrelle Deshaun Sanford received thousands of dollars in refunds on purchases in Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle in a 10-month period that started last April.

The Sun Herald reports the 13-count indictment was filed Feb. 5 in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. It was unsealed Tuesday after their arrests.

The indictment alleges Jackson and Sanford received more than $8,000 in refunds on items such as vacuum cleaners and coffee-makers.

It was unclear whether Jackson and Sanford have attorneys.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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