It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book; if you can’t earn money, why not make it? With your printer. Now that doesn’t actually work. Making counterfeit cash is really hard. But that won’t keep idiots from trying it, apparently. A guy in the US took it a step further though, by trying to return his copier/printer with failed copies still inside.
Jarad S. Carr was arrested last week after an altercation at a Walmart returns desk when he tried to return his printer -- presumably because it was not good at printing money -- without a receipt. Had he left it there, things might have been OK, but he pushed the matter, and on inspection, employees found a sheet of poor imitation hundreds packed in with the device.
The police were called and eventually Carr was arrested, but not without putting up a fight. And when the cops put him down, they found an addition $US300 in homemade money on him. His buddy, who was dumb enough to come along for the ride, is still out there somewhere, probably trying to print a drivers licence on an inkjet. But to the pair's credit, at least neither whipped out a fresh, crisp million. [Chippewa Herald]