An Eagle man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after admitting to his role in a counterfeiting operation.
According to court records, Joseph Bylow, 32, and Rachel Eyskens, 24, were sentenced for manufacturing phony $1, $5, $10 and $50 bills. When Ada County sheriff's deputies raided the Eagle home of Bylow and Eyskens in August 2015, they discovered stacks of the fake bills and counterfeiting equipment. Detectives said some of the counterfeit money had been passed to local gas stations, restaurants, and grocery and retail stores.
Bylow pleaded guilty to counterfeiting in November 2015 and was sentenced in federal court May 3 to 30 months in prison. Additionally, he'll be under three years of supervised probation after his release.
Meanwhile, Eyskens was sentenced on Feb. 29 to 12 months behind bars after pleading guilty to one count of counterfeiting. Once she leaves prison, Eyskens will be under three years of supervised probation.
Bylow and Eyskens were also ordered to pay restitution to nearly two dozens businesses where they passed the counterfeit money.