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(San Luis Obispo Tribune)   Criminal mastermind tries to score big by passing off rolled-up pennies as dimes at the same bank twice, is eventually caught on his getaway bike. Guess we won't be seeing him in Ocean's 14   (sanluisobispo.com) divider line 31
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2013-02-08 04:52:23 PM  
Wow, $4.32 profit every time you do that!
 
2013-02-08 04:53:19 PM  
Bellenir is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

For a take you can measure in dozens of dollars.

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2013-02-08 04:53:21 PM  
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Why didn't we think of that?
 
2013-02-08 04:54:44 PM  
Bellenir is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

He should pay his bail with more of the rolled coins.
 
2013-02-08 04:55:01 PM  

meddleRPI: Wow, $4.32 profit every time you do that!


I think I'd pay about anything to see the look on this guys face the first time he tried it, and the cashier started opening the rolls of pennies.
 
2013-02-08 04:55:20 PM  
I had that happen to me once as a cashier. I was 17 and she was bra-less and had a nice rack so I didn't even notice that roll was a bit odd until about 1 minute after she left. My manager at the time just kind of laughed and told me not to let it happen again.
 
2013-02-08 04:56:22 PM  
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So the banks out a whole $4.32 per roll huh?

Good, fark 'em
 
2013-02-08 04:57:02 PM  
You've got to defraud banks out of millions before you can get off scot-free in THIS country, citizen.
 
2013-02-08 04:57:16 PM  
We need more genius's like that.
 
2013-02-08 05:00:39 PM  
when i was younger and, well, we were never lacking for food, clothes, or a house, or as the cliche goes, love, but my parents.....we weren't exactly well off.  so i'd save up pennies and roll them up for money.  and then of course blow that princely sum of, you know, $6.50 in quarters on a thirstbuster, a candy bar, then blow the rest on a 3 hours "Ghosts 'N' Goblins" marathon.

being poor sucks!
 
2013-02-08 05:07:45 PM  
He was doing it for his favorite charity, The Bike of Dimes.
 
2013-02-08 05:08:52 PM  
tricycleracer

Bellenir is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

For a take you can measure in dozens of dollars.

What's wrong with that? We suddenly want to take the Bill of Rights* seriously?


fark that lets maintain the police state.

*(8th)
 
2013-02-08 05:10:08 PM  
You know what would have made that story funnier?

Canadian pennies.

I went through a couple rolls of pennies to see if there were any collectible coins in there. There wasn't much of value, but there was a 2 cent Euro coin. I didn't know Europeans had cents. You know, maybe we were a bit hasty to junk the penny. A two cent coin would have solved the problem of pennies costing 1.6 cents to make, and they could have simply switched to cheaper alloy, making the metal value of the tuppence even lower if wished.

Then again, there are billions of pennies in circulation and penny jars and it's going to be a long, long, long time before they all get turned in to be melted down or collected by amateur coin collectors. A penny can last 25 years in circulation if you don't throw it in puddles.

Also, what about American pennies? Do they just melt them down with the rest or will Canadians circulate American pennies forever more? Doesn't cost us anything to make 'em!

Maybe we could  just switch to the Amero one coin at a time. That way, dumb conservative conspiracy theorists won't catch on until we do away with the Canadian dollar and pesos altogether.

I should send Mexico a note about this idea. We can probably go far on Euros, British pennies, American pennies and the odd Dutch coin. They're all exactly the same size and almost impossible to tell apart without looking.
 
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2013-02-08 05:11:59 PM  

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So the banks out a whole $4.32 per roll huh?

Good, fark 'em


Assuming 48 pennies are the same thickness as 48 dimes??
 
2013-02-08 05:20:08 PM  
They don't call it SLO for nothing.
 
2013-02-08 05:25:30 PM  
That roll of quarters in my pants did not impress her.
 
2013-02-08 05:38:54 PM  

brantgoose: Then again, there are billions of pennies in circulation and penny jars and it's going to be a long, long, long time before they all get turned in to be melted down or collected by amateur coin collectors.


I have a small collection that I'm going to keep (an album I started as a child, 1 per year) but the regular penny jar is already rolled up and waiting for my next trip to the bank. Good riddance to them.
 
2013-02-08 05:41:38 PM  
So he made four whole bucks on two frauds, huh?

He's probably better off in jail. At least there's food and beds.
 
2013-02-08 06:09:16 PM  
hey, Bud... you got two tens for a five?
 
2013-02-08 06:19:19 PM  
That is an inordinately dumb crime to catch federal charges for.
 
2013-02-08 07:14:43 PM  
I can't believe any teller would fall for this. A roll of pennies is much thicker than a roll of dimes. You could match the length, but not the diameter.

/that's what she said!
 
2013-02-08 07:23:13 PM  
But...they were ass pennies.  That's gotta be worth a little more....
 
2013-02-08 07:32:07 PM  
This crime should be tried on Sesame Street.
 
2013-02-08 07:56:20 PM  

rickythepenguin: when i was younger and, well, we were never lacking for food, clothes, or a house, or as the cliche goes, love, but my parents.....we weren't exactly well off.  so i'd save up pennies and roll them up for money.  and then of course blow that princely sum of, you know, $6.50 in quarters on a thirstbuster, a candy bar, then blow the rest on a 3 hours "Ghosts 'N' Goblins" marathon.

being poor sucks!


but it gives you character, and it made you the Penguin you are today. so you got that going for you.
 
2013-02-08 08:33:13 PM  
Nobody cares about change!

/ The Big Dirty FTW

// can't be obscure
 
2013-02-08 08:52:22 PM  

bingethinker: I can't believe any teller would fall for this. A roll of pennies is much thicker than a roll of dimes. You could match the length, but not the diameter.

/that's what she said!


Going in during a busy time would help.

But I didn't think pennies would fit in a dime sleeve.
 
2013-02-08 09:12:42 PM  

ypsifly: But...they were ass pennies.  That's gotta be worth a little more....


You ALL handle my ASS PENNIES!

/Epic

//Came to say "Crime of the Century" but it wasn't as funny :(
 
2013-02-08 09:27:41 PM  

brantgoose: You know what would have made that story funnier?

Canadian pennies.


Back in the 80's, banks in New York near the Canadian border kept magnets handy for the tellers to swipe over rolls of quarters that customers brought in, to make sure they weren't contaminated with filthy Canucki coins by people trying their hand at a little small-scale arbitrage.  Nowadays, given the recent exchange rates, I imagine the magnets have been retired.
 
2013-02-09 01:58:40 AM  
Guy where I live did that a couple years ago.  He went into restaurants and gas stations, wearing a waiter uniform.  He'd say that a customer left him an all coin tip and the boss wouldn't swap it out for cash since they had too many coins in the til already.  It was night and the banks were closed and "boy if you could do me a favor and cash these for me I'd sure appreciate it".  He did this 8 or 9 times doing 2 or 3 rolls per place before getting busted.  And apparently he had only gone through about half his rolls by that time.
What impressed me the most was that A) he managed to get hold of that many pennies, and B) had the patience to roll them, it couldn't be easy give the size difference.

/no I didn't fall for it
//but one of my cashiers did
 
2013-02-09 03:47:33 AM  

tricycleracer: Bellenir is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

For a take you can measure in dozens of dollars.

Read more here:http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2013/02/08/2386457/man-tricked-slo-b ank-t ellers-with.html#storylink=cpy" href="http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2013/02/08/2386457/man-tricked-slo -bank-t ellers-with.html#storylink=cpy" target="_blank">http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2013/02/08/2386457/man-t ricked-slo-bank-t ellers-with.html#storylink=cpy


I was wondering about the  second degree buglary charge, but apparently according to this all it takes is to enter a building intending to commit theft.  It could be a misdemeanor or felony depending on if the DA is in a bad mood, I guess.

/Learn something new every day.
 
2013-02-09 04:43:44 PM  
rolled up pennies?  why not rolled up transformers? and bubble gum?
 
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