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Fake D’oh!

“This is probably the worst forgery we have ever seen,” said Inspector Phil Spurgeon of the Greater Manchester (England) Police. The £20 note (US$30), which was passed at a pub, is “just two paper photocopies of banknotes stapled together” at the corners, to hold the back to the front. The Inspector put out the word for local businesses to be more careful and actually look at the money they accept. But, he said, “We want to make clear that we are not trying to embarrass anyone for accepting this as legal tender.” (RC/Manchester Evening News) ...He has his job, I have mine.
Original Publication Date: 01 February 2015
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