Maine man admits to traveler's check scheme

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine man has pleaded guilty to spending about $18,000 worth of counterfeit traveler's checks at stores and restaurants in Maine and Massachusetts.

Keith Coleman of Windham entered his plea Thursday in U.S. District Court in Portland.

Prosecutors say the 48-year-old Coleman spent the fake $100 American Express traveler's checks between Dec. 17 and Jan. 10 at outlets including Best Buy, Rite Aid, Applebee's, CVS Caremark, Denny's, TGI Fridays, Longhorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Radio Shack, Ruby Tuesday, Staples, Target and Toys R Us.

Coleman was arrested Feb. 27.

He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine at sentencing, which has yet to be scheduled.


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