A Bakersfield woman was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Tuesday for counterfeiting money that she spent at retail stores and a casino in Kern County.

Shannon Nicole Johannsen, 35, counterfeited U.S. currency from October 2012 to March 2013, according to a news release from the Office of U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner. She possessed computers, printers, paints, powders, cleaning agents and numerous digital images of U.S. currency.