A Secret Service technician whose job was to determine whether suspicious currency was counterfeit pocketed some of the cash that was authentic.
Shaun Qureshi, a 34-year-old Maryland resident who began working in the Secret Service’s Washington field office in 2009 as a”counterfeit technician,” pleaded guilty Friday to one felony count of illegal conversion of property, the Washington Post reports.
Authorities said Qureshi sole between $20 and $200 nearly every day for 22 months, accumulating at least $8,000 between January 2013 to October 2014.
Qureshi eventually got caught after inadvertently pilfering counterfeit $100s and trying to deposit the fake money into his account.
Qureshi faces sentencing in October.