Auburn man sent to prison for passing counterfeit cash, harassing woman in Cayuga County

An Auburn man who was scheduled to be sentenced last month for passing counterfeit money in Cayuga County pleaded guilty to another felony Tuesday and was then sentenced to state prison.

Matthew L. Danforth, formerly of 131 E. Genesee St., was arrested last summer for conducting a counterfeit currency scheme with 39-year-old transient Nathan Nolan and using fake cash on at least two occasions.

Danforth was initially charged with two counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, two counts of first-degree falsifying business records, one count of petit larceny and one count of fifth-degree conspiracy. However, in December 2016, Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann let the 26-year-old plead guilty to two counts of possessing a forged instrument — class C felonies — to satisfy the other charges.

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