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Woman With Printer Shows the Digital Ease of Bogus Cash

Posted on May 8th, 2014 at 16:32 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment

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Tarshema Brice hardly ranks among the world’s elite counterfeiters. But with the help of modern consumer technology, she developed an exacting system for crafting fake U.S. greenbacks.

First, the 34-year-old hairstylist and janitor took $5 bills with a specific watermark and soaked them with “Purple Power” degreaser. Next, she scrubbed off the ink with a toothbrush. After drying the now-blank notes with a hair dryer, she fed them through a Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) Co. 3-in-1 inkjet printer that emblazoned them with scanned images of $50 or $100 bills.

The counterfeits looked and felt real and could pass any rudimentary test by a retail clerk.

  1. Well that one way to increase the money supply. Who can say it’s any worse than what the US government does.

  2. @chas: The difference between QE and counterfeiting? You get locked up for one of them.

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