Is this a better or worse counterfeiting job than that time a dude somehow managed to pass a $200 bill featuring pictures of the White House and George W. Bush as well as the words “We like ice cream” and “USA deserves a tax cut” written on it?
At least this time the clerk figured out something was amiss before the transaction was completed and notified the authorities, who confiscated the money and are now investigating.
Officers in Des Moines were called to a Safeway store Wednesday morning after store managers reported a woman trying to buy a $5,000 prepaid Visa card with $4,900 in counterfeit money.
Fortunately for the store managers, the counterfeiting was pretty easy to spot, what with bright pink Chinese characters on the left and all the bills having been given the same serial number.
“Although the counterfeit currency is of fair quality, there are markings on the bills making one realize the funds are not legit,” said Sgt. Dave Mohr with Des Moines Police.
Hopefully by fair quality he means the paper, because if spotting these bad boys is as hard as it gets, the counterfeiting unit at this police department has the easiest job ever.
By the way, did this lady use $100 worth of real money because she was at least smart enough to try disguising what she was up to or because she didn’t have enough of the fake stuff? Inquiring minds want to know.