Thursday, November 16, 2006

Fake $20 = $10,000+ 3 years in prison?

Today's laser printers can be quite noteworthy in printing currency but uncle Sam's press still prevails. Check out the story of a poor, unfortunate struggling counterfeiter in good ole' Sheboygan, WI:

Woman tries to use $20 bill that is blank on one side

Associated Press
Nov. 13, 2006 07:42 AM

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - A woman's attempt to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at a gas station was easily foiled when the clerk realized something odd: It was blank on one side.

Leah R. Jarolimek, 21, of Cedar Grove, was charged with a felony count of forgery after her failed attempt to buy chips and cigarettes, according to a complaint filed Friday in Sheboygan County Circuit Court.

Jarolimek handed her driver's license to the clerk early Wednesday to prove she was old enough to buy cigarettes and the bill, according to the complaint. The cashier told police the bill was placed face up on the counter but it felt suspicious when she picked it up.

Teresa Wells said she flipped over the bill and found it blank. Jarolimek replied she didn't know it was fake, the complaint said.

Wells said Jarolimek had to pay for the chips, which had been opened. When Jarolimek went to her car to get money, Wells copied Jarolimek's information from the driver's license.

Jarolimek faces up to three years in prison and a fine of $10,000 if convicted.
On the found money front:
2 Dimes
4 pennies
graced us
despite the rain
while hubby read plays
that sounded

Total found: $0.24

Total thus far: $116.66 (ewww.. what an ugly number! Perfect for the November Rain)

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