1. Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 8:45 PM
What's to stop them with the current bills? This might just be a test utilizing the old bills, which are still valid.
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2. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 9:12 AM
This is ridiculous! Most of the old bills I get are from my local bank! Some are torn and so faded, I have had to ask them to exchange them. They don't seem to know what the big deal is with me wanting newer bills. Someone needs to let them know about what is going on with this problem. However, I have never had a store or bank refuse to take any of the old bills I give them, thank goodness.
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3. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 9:35 AM
Local yokels should stick to their own matters and stop playing police officer. I thought counterefeit currency was supposed to be only a federal matter, not one for state charges. Sure, local police might make an arrest, but the guy should be turned over to the feds. I'm sure the feds would have known right off that the bills were real.
And this just goes to show, a LOT better training is needed about those markers determining whether a bill is counterfeit. People using them should already know that they don't work on older bills. Gee, police better know that before they make any arrests! For police to be arresting people because the police haven't a clue what they are doing is not acceptable. And mind you, depending on the sate, that could be a permanent arrest record with no way for the wrongly arrested person to have it eliminated.
They have changed the bills so many times that those marker things only catch the new designs, not the older ones. Hey, they have changed the design of bills so much that at this point I often get a bill and think it is from a Monopoly game, not real money. They have to stop so often changing the designs. Changing it so often that no one even knows what a real bill looks like only helps counterfeiters.
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