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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Hope Springs Eternal

Rick Lugari sends me news of a not-so-upstanding young man who tried to make a million dollars -- and is being charged with forgery. It seems that this con man, like the more musical Harold Hill, does not know the territory.

3 comments:

jnewl said...

The funniest part, if that picture is of the actual bill involved, is that it's all crumpled up and mangled. It looks worse than most of the one dollar bills in my pocket, which I find hilarious.

mrsdarwin said...

I was once passed a counterfeit $10 bill. It was also pretty rumpled and weather-beaten. I didn't look twice at it when I got it, but when the clerk (at a truck stop in the high desert where I was trying to buy baby wipes) caught it I couldn't believe I hadn't picked up on it. I didn't know what to do with it, so Darwin and a friend and I set it on fire and thus cleared it out of circulation for good.

jnewl said...

Well, a $10 makes sense. Those get passed around a lot. But can you imagine what kind of company this fellow must be keeping where they toss millions around like tens?

If he tried passing that thing off on me, I wouldn't even have to know the million dollar bill didn't exist to know it was a fake. A real million dollar bill would look clean and extremely well cared for.