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(Chippewa Herald)   Protip: When trying to return a printer at Walmart, remember to remove the counterfeit bills from it first   (chippewa.com) divider line 32
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2013-03-09 09:10:53 AM
Those were there when I bought it.
 
2013-03-09 09:12:11 AM
lol.
 
2013-03-09 09:20:21 AM

JohnAnnArbor: Those were there when I bought

Stole  it.
 
2013-03-09 09:24:48 AM
Stupid people make my head hurt.  If you are going to commit to a *real* felony, do your homework first.

And if you are going to attempt to pass lower quality bills, make them 20's, not 100's.
 
2013-03-09 09:26:06 AM
With the price of ink as it is, it probably costs over $100 to print one $100 bill.
 
2013-03-09 09:34:58 AM

Sock Ruh Tease: With the price of ink as it is, it probably costs over $100 to print one $100 bill.


not necessarily, you can recycle cartridges, so it's only like $83
 
2013-03-09 09:43:34 AM
How do you leave them in the printer?

If it's jammed do you not know how to unjam?

Jammin, Bob Marley rocks!
 
2013-03-09 09:53:24 AM
It's a crime to photocopy money? Attempting to use it is another matter, but seems that just making a copy wouldn't mean a crime had been committed
 
2013-03-09 09:53:50 AM
High/low on how many of those bills make it to the evidence locker?
 
2013-03-09 10:34:42 AM
I was expecting a Florida tag but Wisconsin will do. Drink up 'Sconnies.
 
2013-03-09 10:36:58 AM

BumpInTheNight: High/low on how many of those bills make it to the evidence locker?


It's a printer from Walmart. How real do you think the counterfeits looked?

I doubt I could even fool a drunken stripper who smoked crack between lap dances in a dimly lit club with a counterfeit $1 bill I produced on my printer.
 
2013-03-09 10:38:36 AM
They keep calling the induhvidual in the green hat a male...I'm not so sure I agree 100% with your policework there Lou.
 
2013-03-09 10:50:43 AM

Happy Hours: BumpInTheNight: High/low on how many of those bills make it to the evidence locker?

It's a printer from Walmart. How real do you think the counterfeits looked?

I doubt I could even fool a drunken stripper who smoked crack between lap dances in a dimly lit club with a counterfeit $1 bill I produced on my printer.


Never underestimate the actions of people who's chosen carrer is catching criminal masterminds like this.

/Any budget printer can do the DPI needed, its the media that's the tricky part
 
2013-03-09 11:19:52 AM

sloshed_again: How do you leave them in the printer?

If it's jammed do you not know how to unjam?

Jammin, Bob Marley rocks!


Somebody stupid enough to do this probably is too stupid to fish out a well-stuck piece of paper.

BumpInTheNight: /Any budget printer can do the DPI needed, its the media that's the tricky part


No, the printer can do the DPI needed to pass a quick look, there are features on there that most definitely will not be reproduced even remotely correctly, though.

The bigger issue is color--the Fed specifically picked the color of money to be something that can't be properly reproduced by ordinary printers.

Popcorn Johnny: It's a crime to photocopy money? Attempting to use it is another matter, but seems that just making a copy wouldn't mean a crime had been committed


I think it's ok so long as you do only one side.  I know standard procedure at my former employer's office occasionally included photocopying money.  A customer walking in the door wanting something was something that didn't happen on a typical workday.  (Our business was mostly selling to homebuilders, a customer walking in was almost always for a replacement part.)  Due to multiple billing confusions procedure became that you photocopy their payment and put it with the paperwork for their order.  (Everything was build-to-order, we had no inventory.)  If a customer paid cash the result was a photocopy of cash in the file.
 
2013-03-09 11:33:22 AM
...remember to remove the counterfeit bills from it first.

www.todaytranslations.com
 
2013-03-09 11:46:08 AM
Inbred rednecks on meth aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer.
 
2013-03-09 11:49:07 AM

Popcorn Johnny: It's a crime to photocopy money? Attempting to use it is another matter, but seems that just making a copy wouldn't mean a crime had been committed


It may not even be possible on standard equipment. There's a special pattern of circles on bank notes which can be detected by photocopiers and scanners.

Anyone using a color printer should also be aware that it may be watermarking every output page with a coded pattern of yellow dots which identify the manufacturer, serial number, etc.
 
2013-03-09 12:42:19 PM
You're printing money. How 'bout you eat the cost of the printer?
 
2013-03-09 01:10:19 PM
I saw the picture of the person of interest and thought, huh, he looks just like a guy I used to work with. I then noticed the location, 30 miles from where we worked...
 
2013-03-09 01:17:14 PM

MorteDiem: I saw the picture of the person of interest and thought, huh, he looks just like a guy I used to work with. I then noticed the location, 30 miles from where we worked...


I was going to comment on that, they really should have captioned that photograph. Who is the other guy in the background?
 
2013-03-09 01:30:58 PM
i.ytimg.com

Where's the original?

(Pretty sure there was a MWC episode where Al tried to pass a counterfeit bill to Bud then realized he left the original bill in the copier.)
 
2013-03-09 01:34:20 PM
The money may have been counterfeit, but his idiocy was real....
 
2013-03-09 01:43:49 PM
Loren:


Popcorn Johnny: It's a crime to photocopy money? Attempting to use it is another matter, but seems that just making a copy wouldn't mean a crime had been committed

I think it's ok so long as you do only one side.


True; also, the reproduction must be less than 75% or more than 150% of the original's size.  You're also required to destroy the negative, plate, digital image, or whatever medium the printed reproduction is made from after its final use, e. g., after your book or brochure is printed.
 
2013-03-09 03:55:56 PM
So, evidently the printer wasn't worth the money that was printed on it, and he drew attention by losing the most important piece of paper.  The receipt, well if he ever had a receipt for it.
 
2013-03-09 03:56:42 PM

Ivo Shandor: Popcorn Johnny: It's a crime to photocopy money? Attempting to use it is another matter, but seems that just making a copy wouldn't mean a crime had been committed

It may not even be possible on standard equipment. There's a special pattern of circles on bank notes which can be detected by photocopiers and scanners.

Anyone using a color printer should also be aware that it may be watermarking every output page with a coded pattern of yellow dots which identify the manufacturer, serial number, etc.


Being easily bored and having access to mid-range color printing equipment I can tell you for certain that no consumer-grade scanner / printer I've ever touched would balk at a copying bills. It treats them just like any other image. On some of the better models color and detail reproduction is excellent but without watermarks, security strips and anything even approximating the right kind of paper no one but the biggest idiot would be fooled by the output. A picture of a bill printed on inkjet paper looks and feels exactly like  what it is.

As for watermarking, most printers do it but they don't do it in any way that can't be easily defeated with something like, say, scissors.

The only actual counterfeit bills I have ever handled (in many years of cash handling) were all "washed" bills, usually $5 bills bleached and then re-printed as $20s or $100s. That doesn't fix the watermark or security strip problems though and the colors were kind of smudgy on every one I ever saw.

Counterfeiting is a fool's game.
 
2013-03-09 04:51:50 PM

Popcorn Johnny: It's a crime to photocopy money? Attempting to use it is another matter, but seems that just making a copy wouldn't mean a crime had been committed


Yeah, it is, as far as I understand it, subject to some of the restrictions already mentioned upthread.  From what I've heard, a fair number of people photocopy/scan/print copies of currency just because they're bored and goofing around, without any intent to ever spend the copies.  If it's something you do in the privacy of your own home and you destroy the copies afterwards, arrest seems pretty unlikely.  After all, who's ever going to know?

The risky part is if you actually go out and try to *spend* the bills you made.  Attempting to pass counterfeit money is a separate crime, and it's also one that involves interacting with another person, as well as actual financial loss to that other person, so it's much higher-risk.
 
2013-03-09 05:16:34 PM

jtown: (Pretty sure there was a MWC episode where Al tried to pass a counterfeit bill to Bud then realized he left the original bill in the copier.)


Ha - I don't remember that episode, but that sounds about right for that show.

I actually like Unhappily Ever After better. I have no complaints about Christina Applegate but Nikki Cox was hotter..

Aw,, WTH - they both were good shows. Can I see reruns? No? Why not? Because the copyright owners said so!
 
2013-03-09 05:29:40 PM
A Shambling Mound ,
Counterfeiting is a fool's game.

North Korea has some supernotes that might have slipped by.

/These are not done on hp inkjets or color copiers.
 
2013-03-09 05:36:05 PM

A Shambling Mound: The only actual counterfeit bills I have ever handled (in many years of cash handling) were all "washed" bills, usually $5 bills bleached and then re-printed as $20s or $100s. That doesn't fix the watermark or security strip problems though and the colors were kind of smudgy on every one I ever saw.

Counterfeiting is a fool's game.


There have been counterfeiters that produced a very good product although AFIAK they can't do things like the security strip.  Their stuff spends fine but sooner or later it's going to be traced back to them.

geekbikerskum: Yeah, it is, as far as I understand it, subject to some of the restrictions already mentioned upthread. From what I've heard, a fair number of people photocopy/scan/print copies of currency just because they're bored and goofing around, without any intent to ever spend the copies. If it's something you do in the privacy of your own home and you destroy the copies afterwards, arrest seems pretty unlikely. After all, who's ever going to know?


And there are legitimate reasons to play around with images of currency.  I've seen things like a $3 bill with Hillary Clinton on it.  Nobody's trying to make fake currency with something like that.  I've also seen $0 bills with various presidents.  I wanted to make an ∞ Bush bill but my photoshop skills aren't up to it even if the software had let me.

Then there's the bill I ran into some weeks ago (I was next to the woman trying to spend it) that drew the interest of just about everyone around.  It was a genuine $1 bill that someone had stuck a very carefully designed sticker on.  I forget what face was on the sticker but it wasn't the right one.  The woman hadn't noticed it, the cashier at first didn't but then realized it didn't look right and looked more closely.  All of us who looked at it didn't realize the problem at first, multiple people were asking what the problem with it was.  It was the clerk who figured out it was a sticker.

Congratulations, whoever dreamed up a very good prank.
 
2013-03-09 06:36:09 PM

Loren: A Shambling Mound: The only actual counterfeit bills I have ever handled (in many years of cash handling) were all "washed" bills, usually $5 bills bleached and then re-printed as $20s or $100s. That doesn't fix the watermark or security strip problems though and the colors were kind of smudgy on every one I ever saw.

Counterfeiting is a fool's game.

There have been counterfeiters that produced a very good product although AFIAK they can't do things like the security strip.  Their stuff spends fine but sooner or later it's going to be traced back to them.


That's sort of what I meant by my comment.

Enemabag Jones: A Shambling Mound ,
Counterfeiting is a fool's game.

North Korea has some supernotes that might have slipped by.

/These are not done on hp inkjets or color copiers.


Those aren't even "supernotes", my understanding is that they print ACTUAL BILLS. I don't know how accurate their plates are but I'd be surprised if the equipment used isn't good enough to make what would appear for all intents and purposes to be authentic monies.

Dunno though, never seen one. Or, alternately, if I have I didn't know it and neither did my bank.
 
2013-03-10 07:30:43 AM
A Shambling Mound ,
Those aren't even "supernotes", my understanding is that they print ACTUAL BILLS. I don't know how accurate their plates are but I'd be surprised if the equipment used isn't good enough to make what would appear for all intents and purposes to be authentic monies.
Dunno though, never seen one. Or, alternately, if I have I didn't know it and neither did my bank.


I understand they have the right paper and actual printing presses, and can replicate that raised shiny green plastic numbers.

I also read they introduced flaws so they don't get confused by their own currency.

/Makes me question the reality of what real currency is?

//Don't work for the secret service and will not swear by the term 'supernote'.
 
2013-03-12 11:04:50 AM

Loren: Then there's the bill I ran into some weeks ago (I was next to the woman trying to spend it) that drew the interest of just about everyone around.  It was a genuine $1 bill that someone had stuck a very carefully designed sticker on.  I forget what face was on the sticker but it wasn't the right one.  The woman hadn't noticed it, the cashier at first didn't but then realized it didn't look right and looked more closely.  All of us who looked at it didn't realize the problem at first, multiple people were asking what the problem with it was.  It was the clerk who figured out it was a sticker.


It's totally legal, though. Check it out
 
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