Fake Currency

And you thought shooting people out of a cannon was a bad idea.  How about fake money?  I’m Amy E. Feldman.

The Hazelhurst Police Department in southern Georgia is warning people to be on the lookout for fake $100 bills that were shot from a cannon during a homecoming celebration.  The bills look real but have the words “for motion picture use only” on them.  People are now trying to use them all over the state.

So, first of all, if you’re printing fake bills, try to make them look fake.  Like, have Bugs Bunny on them instead of Ben Franklin.  Because if you are convicted of trying to counterfeit money, you face a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.  You won’t be charged with a crime for just having a fake bill, but if you don’t know it’s fake and try to use it, the store is supposed to keep the bill, give you nothing for it since it has no value, and then send it to the Secret Service.  If you get it back and you then try to use it, you are violating federal law by attempting to pass a known counterfeit.  And in case you’re unsure, you can know that no real currency is shot from a cannon.

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