Champaign Man, Tommie Slayton Sentenced to Prison for Counterfeit Check Scheme
URBANA, IL (STL.News) Chief U.S. District Judge Sara L. Darrow sentenced a Champaign, Ill., man, Tommie Slayton, 36, of the 2400 block of Clayton Boulevard, to serve 24 months in prison for engaging in a counterfeit check scheme that resulted in an estimated loss of more than $100,000. Slayton was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals and will begin serving his sentence immediately. In addition, Slayton was ordered to serve three years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term.
On Oct. 20, 2020, U.S. District Judge James E. Shadid sentenced Slayton’s co-defendant Stephanie Lemons, 43, of the 1200 block of South Vine Street, Urbana, Ill. to serve 18 months in prison for her role in engaging in the counterfeit check scheme. Lemons was ordered to report to the federal Bureau of Prisons on March 2, 2021, to begin serving her sentence. Following her sentence, Lemons was ordered to serve two years of supervised release.
Slayton pleaded guilty to the charges immediately prior to sentencing. In addition to the conspiracy charge, Slayton was charged with seven counts of bank fraud.