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Can you make change for a $200 bill?
January 30, 2001 9:53 AM   Subscribe

Can you make change for a $200 bill? Looks like one store was able to.
posted by milnak (10 comments total)

 
It was such a clear fake that police say it can't be considered a counterfeit.

Seems appropriate for a Bush bill.

posted by grimmelm at 10:02 AM on January 30, 2001


You can see the bill here (apparently, the bill used in the crime was identical to this one, which was printed by Alex Ross).
posted by iceberg273 at 10:36 AM on January 30, 2001


"Whoever passed the bill Sunday could be charged with failure to pay for a purchase, Danville police said"

Now, please don't tell me that "failure to pay for a purchase" is the latest euphemism for theft..?

:-)
posted by dagny at 10:50 AM on January 30, 2001


Hee hee, this is absolutely hilarious. You made my day!
posted by Succa at 12:02 PM on January 30, 2001


At first, I mistook Alex Ross for J.S.G. Boggs, a conceptual artist who draws detailed pictures that resemble legal tender in size and style, but are clearly not currency. Part of his art consists of making exchanges where he receives goods and services for his drawings, making sure that the person on the other side of the transaction has full knowledge that his pictures are not actual currency (good article here) but are in reality worth more than the bill that it represents.

Apparently, the Secret Service doesn't take too kindly to his art...
posted by Avogadro at 12:21 PM on January 30, 2001


Failure to pay for a purchase is probably a misdemeanor directed at, uh, "accidental" drive-offs. "See, whoops, here's the money, I thought I gave it to him..."

I have a sneaking suspicion that the fast-food clerk in question knew perfectly well that it was bogus. "Whoops, see, didn't notice the picture ...." Meanwhile, hated bosses are out $197 ...
posted by dhartung at 3:58 PM on January 30, 2001


I bet Andy wouldn't have made that mistake.
posted by jjg at 4:26 PM on January 30, 2001


"Failure to pay for a purchase" : theft :: manslaughter : murder
posted by daveadams at 5:41 PM on January 30, 2001


apparently, the bill used in the crime was identical to this one, which was printed by Alex Ross.

Alex Ross? But he's a great painter! And he's helping the children! This picture probably explains his evil counterfeiting episode...
posted by JDC8 at 6:18 PM on January 30, 2001


lol..that's hilarious
posted by Archfiend at 3:58 PM on January 31, 2001


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