Thursday, November 10, 2005

Welcome to "Dimbulb Thursday"

Whew, today has turned out to be "Dimbulb Thursday" in a big way. Not as cool as "Friday Catblogging," but then I don't have a cat:

Clarkstown police were astounded when they opened the trunk of a car last night and found dozens of what appeared to be half-completed money copies on hand, including $10's, $5's and $1 bills.

"I don't think I've ever seen counterfeit $1 bills," Clarkstown Police Sgt. Alan Armstrong said today.

Police were called to the Home Depot at the Palisades Center about 6:20 p.m. yesterday after a security guard alerted officers that someone had paid for a $7 six-pack of lightbulbs with a $100 bill that appeared to be phony, and they were leaving in a red Chevrolet.

Officers stopped the car in the parking lot and took the driver and a passenger into custody. The men were awaiting arraignment at 9:30 a.m. today because court was closed for the elections.

Armstrong said that when police opened the car's trunk, they found ink cartridges, razors, several apparently altered insurance cards for various vehicles, computer paper and printed sheets of half-completed bills. In all, police confiscated 42 apparently forged notes including 100s, 20s, 10s, 5s and 1s. Face value of the bills was more than $700.

Gosh, they should have forged some pennies while they were at it.


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