Story Archive

This Money Is Funny

Gregory Douglas, 40, allegedly used a yard sale in Rayburn, Pa., to pass a number of counterfeit $20 bills. Amy Miller, who ran the yard sale, detected the counterfeits after Douglas left, and notified authorities. “On money, there are distinctive things to look for,” Miller said. “And just the feel of the money, it wasn’t money paper. Compared to other twenties in my bag, it was really white.” She knew how to detect counterfeits from her job training — she works at a bank. “She deals with money every day,” said Trooper Terry Geibel. “They were counting the money and discovered those $20 bills. After he paid and left, they discovered the money had the exact same serial numbers.” Douglas, who was also wanted on other charges, was caught and arrested two days later, and counterfeiting and theft by deception charges were added to the list. He was jailed in lieu of $220,000 bail. (MS/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) ...No cash payments allowed.
Original Publication Date: 07 December 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

Is There a Problem on This Page? Let Me Know using the Help button lower right, and thanks.

I believe humanity is held back by the lack of thinking. I provoke thought with examples of what happens when we don’t think, and when we do. This is True is my primary method: stories like this come out every week by email, and basic subscriptions are free. Click here for a subscribe form.

Search for: