Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Funny Money

1. "Man buys groceries with worthless GW Bush currency"
"The bogus bill -- the U.S. Mint does not print a $200 bill -- bore the image
 of President George W. Bush on the front and had the White House on the back"

2. "Woman arrested in Georgia for trying to pass fake million-dollar bill"
"The U.S. Treasury does not make $1-million bills, but similar-looking currency
 is sold in some souvenir shops"

3. "'Redemption theorist' ordered to do penance in prison for bank fraud"
"convicted of trying to pass a fake U.S. Treasury check for $25 million"

4. "Thief steals fake 1,000 euro note"
"A man who stole what he thought was a 1,000 Euro note, has been arrested by
 police in Berlin"

5. "Mushroom picker stumbles across counterfeit cash"
"It did not take the police long to decide they were fakes; most of them bore
 the same number"

6. "Costly counterfeits puzzle police"
"Japanese police are scratching their heads in bewilderment over the country's
 latest counterfeiting trend - fake notes that cost as much to make as their
 face value"