Brookings man charged following counterfeit money scheme

During his court appearance, Julian Huffman, 27, pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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SIOUX FALLS — A Brookings, S.D., man was charged after allegedly making and passing counterfeit currency on Friday, Dec. 9.

Julian Huffman, 27, was indicted on two counts of making counterfeit U.S. currency and two counts of passing counterfeit U.S. currency on Dec. 8, 2022.

According to court documents, Huffman allegedly created five counterfeit $20 bills sometime between Sept. 9 and Nov. 21, 2022. He then attempted to use the counterfeit money between Nov. 17 and Nov. 20.

During his court appearance, Huffman pleaded not guilty to all charges.

If convicted, Huffman faces a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison and up to $250,000 in fines, as well as three years supervised release and up to $400 in fines to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered by the court.


The investigation is currently being conducted by the U.S. Secret Service, the Brookings Police Department and the Brookings County Sheriff's Office.

Huffman was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not yet been set.

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