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(IOL.co.za)   Thieves busted after they start spending the counterfeit money they stole from a bank   (int.iol.co.za) divider line 31
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2005-12-27 12:41:43 PM  
That's a great story. Most criminals are not masterminds.
 
2005-12-27 01:26:38 PM  
PC LOAD LETTER: Most criminals are not masterminds.

The true criminal masterminds don't get cought. :)
 
2005-12-27 01:26:56 PM  
Spend it at gas stations, supermarkets, clothing stores, etc.

It might not add up to much but thats money thats not coming out of your bank account. After 10-15 of that, you can retire.
 
2005-12-27 01:28:21 PM  
How is is that this story doesn't use the tag?

It's quite !
 
2005-12-27 01:28:51 PM  
Apparently they tried to fight the cops, but the weapons they stole from a gun shop were actually just replicas.
 
2005-12-27 01:29:20 PM  
True masterminds can spell caught :)
 
2005-12-27 01:30:02 PM  
I guess the jokes on Thailand.

If the HA HA guy was still envouge i could picture him throwing out a "your banks have fake money" or something.

\chuck norris eats counterfit money and shiats out diamond encrusted truffles.
 
2005-12-27 01:30:17 PM  
The red $50 bill should have been a tip off after they were thrown out of Marvin Gardens and Boardwalk.

www.speakeasy.invisionzone.com ---- our counterfeit money works!
 
2005-12-27 01:30:53 PM  
THey just put fake money in an easily accessible location? Reminds me of the scene from Quack Busters where they had the trash can for dirty money.
 
2005-12-27 01:30:55 PM  
up next, THE CANE!

Need a video of that.

/errr, just sayin', ya know, for education material
//err, ahh, maybe I'll quit while I'm behind....
///....ignore the pun
 
2005-12-27 01:31:05 PM  
It isn't , you .
 
2005-12-27 01:33:21 PM  
Too bad, I was hoping for some adults over 30 to be the dumb thieves in the article.
 
2005-12-27 01:33:28 PM  
I think the ironic tag was being hinted at, because it's ironic that you would find fake money at a bank.

Usually the last place you find anything fake.

/guessing here, don't ask me, I'm just a carnivorous donut
 
2005-12-27 01:34:32 PM  
Back in my hippie days, I had always had a dream: to run around town buying up all the bad dope I could get my hands on, and pay for it with counterfeit money.
 
2005-12-27 01:36:01 PM  
ScreamingInDigital

You're such a , you know?
 
2005-12-27 01:36:49 PM  
FlyingJellyAttackConfectionary: Usually the last place you find anything fake.

Except smiles.
 
2005-12-27 01:37:14 PM  
They should have donated all the money to Tsunami relief, then deducted it from their taxes. Then, the tax refund would come and they'd be rich! Scot-free! Bwa ha ha!

I'm working on my evil laugh in the mirror.
 
2005-12-27 01:37:54 PM  
Yeah, you know that money you stole? It was fake.

/only adam sandler skit i like
 
2005-12-27 01:41:05 PM  
Someone in my high school did something similar. The cafeteria found a couple or three counterfeit $20s that the principal hung up on a corkboard at the register with a message about not counterfeiting. One day they disappeared, only to show up the next day by a kid trying to use one. Poor guy is probably still serving his detentions.
 
2005-12-27 01:43:22 PM  
haha, nice one toad.

but seriously, if you want to rob a bank the best thing to do would be work at an office of a bank. you'll have access to all the money electronically...

yeah, im not going to give a step-by-step bc it would def get traced back to fark if someone tried it.

/works at an office of a bank
//likes his job
///hasn't done it, but it's possible
 
2005-12-27 01:45:10 PM  
Thanks to Alanis darn near anything is worthy of the Ironic tag these days.
 
2005-12-27 01:48:02 PM  
Farkin fakers!
 
2005-12-27 01:57:37 PM  
That's a pretty good idea, though, sticking the fake money in an easy to access drawer. If nothing else, it certainly can provide clues to the whereabouts of the perps.

/whereabouts of the perps. I sound all Law and Order.
//Not really.
 
2005-12-27 02:12:40 PM  
it's like zen, wrapped in karma, dipped in chocolate...

/I don't get it either
//Stupid commercial
 
2005-12-27 02:13:29 PM  
I was under the impression that banks serve as a "filter" of sorts for counterfeit cash. From what I've read, they are reimbursed by the fed for all of the counterfeit cash they find, and thus have incentive to check for that sort of thing, while smaller stores don't.

Can any farker confirm or deny this practice?
 
2005-12-27 02:25:56 PM  
Smaller stores have the incentive to make sure the money is legit - because if something gets by, they eat the loss.
 
2005-12-27 03:12:17 PM  
I wouldn't want to get caught stealing in Thailand.

They're Phukt.
 
2005-12-27 07:52:57 PM  
how stupid it was of them to actually spend the money they stole. every true genius knows you never ever try to spend the money you stole. you use it for shiat like wallpaper and insulation. dumbasses.
 
2005-12-27 10:56:05 PM  
Brilliance, sheer brilliance. I didn't RTFA.

Keep lots of poorly counterfeit money handy in case there is a holdup. Hand that stuff out, nice.

I've worked for a few retailers in the last year or so where those markers were not even supplied. Everyone there, myself included, would make cash sales up to about $4000 only looking at the denomination of bills being handed to us. It would still be cool for banks to play a little trick like that though, ........................
 
2005-12-27 11:30:17 PM  
Sgtsalt, I recall paying for an item at a relatively large retailer (with cash, plastic is EE-VIL!!!) just as someone else was. Apparently the guy paid in $80 worth of fake twenties.

Here's the rundown of what happened:

Guy pays his $80 in funny-money
Checkout girl accepts money
*After* the guy walks away, she notifies her manager, then radios the security guys at the door to watch for him
Manager calls police...
Security guys do their normal check contents of bag vs. the receipt, check off the reciept, everything normal, let guy go on out like any other customer
Security watches customer get into truck and drive off, gives license plate, make, and color of truck to Manager, who relays to police

I didn't stick around much longer than that, but you damn well bet that I was secretly bricking long and hard, worried about what if the money I'd got turned out to be counterfeit... but it was nice to see people working in such a well coordinated manner.

I especially like the way they didn't confront him in any way. I can see lots of ways that confrontation could go bad, all the way down to a simple "Whoops, these were from an office prank earlier, terribly sorry"...
 
2005-12-28 02:10:39 AM  
Money,money
so they say
Is the root of all evil
today
 
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