Skip to comments.10-Year-Old Allegedly Counterfeited $20 Bills
Posted on 12/15/2005 10:22:40 AM PST by kingattax
School Cashier Turned Money In ---
(CBS) GARY, Ind. A cafeteria worker at an elementary school in northwest Indiana thought it was odd that a 4th grader was paying for lunch with a $20.
According to our news partner, the Post-Tribune, the fourth grader from Gary tried to pay for his food at the school cafeteria with a $20 bill. The money looked real enough, but since kids dont normally flash such a large wad around school, the cashier turned it in.
Turns out, that's not the only thing that was odd .The cash was counterfeit.
The 10-year-old boy admitted he made the cash on his home computer. Police say he enlisted the help of another boy and a girl to help him pass off the cash:
"We were very surprised. We're working with the Secret Service and they say this is the youngest they've ever seen. And, some of it is pretty good quality for a 10-year-old to do by himself," said Det. Cpl. Darlene Breitenstein with the Gary Police Department.
But there were several giveaways that the bills weren't quite right. All of the serial numbers were the same. Some of the bills weren't cut too well, and the paper didn't feel right.
The three children face charges of forgery and theft.
Don't arrest him...find him a job as part of his sentence. Apparently the kid has skill.
Yeah, no judge is gonna put this kid away. I wouldn't go rewarding him, though. I'd just make sure that he understood that what he did was wrong (questionable; he's only 10), give him a slap on the wrist, and send him on his way.
shoot him in the head.
Future politician, perhaps?
This kid,sadly,lacks ambition.Does he not know of the existence of the $100 bill?
The kid got greedy. He should have started with ones or fives.
He needs to wait till he's 21 so he can pass it in a bar.
Nah, future Federal Reserve Board Chairman.
Anybody who would be fooled by a twenty dollar bill printed on a computer by a ten year old should be locked up for a very long time.
When paroled, they can get a job at CBS News.
Very good point... though that REALLY would have drawn attention...
Ever heard the phrase
"in small, unmarked bills"
This is because $100.00 bills attract more attention than a measly 'ol 20 bucks. Great point though...
Or go to the titty bar for lap dances.
How ironic: fake money for fake food!
This kid has a bright future.
I'm surprised they were even able to spot a fake $20.
I'm pretty sure the SS and FBI will have his file in the cabinet with the big red flag.
I'm sorry, how much skill has not been shown, but his willingness to get something for nothing has. I would insist on repaying in labor every one who was defrauded by this "money". If the kid did indeed demonstrate superior work with computer and scanner (perhaps) maybe there is a career out there, but only for those with integrity. enough said.
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