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Now You can be Arrested for Using Cash

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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 08:57 PM
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I can only think that this entire phenomenon is emblematic of how oblivious Americans are to what's happening in the world. They'll accept anything that's shoved their way by TPTB, and as soon as they do they're willing to forget about all of history that ever happened up until earlier today.

Just to add my own story. A few years back I'd been to the racetrack and had some $2 bills in my pocket. Back in San Francisco I stopped in at the City College bookstore and picked up a book. I handed the clerk (one of the CC students, I presume) some $2 bills to pay for it, and she was absolutely bewildered. She said, "I can't take these." I asked her why, and she said, "Well, I mean $2 bills. There's no such thing as a $2 bill." I asked if the manager was in, so she called him to the register. When he asked what the problem was she said, "He's trying to pay with these $2 bills." The manager, thank God, told her it was OK; they're perfectly legit. I can just imagine her regaling her friends with her new-found knowledge....
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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 08:58 PM
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Originally posted by TinkerHaus
Maybe cops should carry those little black markers on their belts near their tazer.

I really wish there was a picture of the actual bill, it would be interesting to see just how fake it looked. I wonder how old the officer was..

Maybe they should carry those little black markers and have their tazers taken away....



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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Thanks for posting the pics! I guess I am so old the "old" fifty looks just dandy to me! Ahh, youth in the 80's...

CJ



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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Man arrested for using $2 bills
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I heard later that he won a law suit over this.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 09:46 PM
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It annoys the piss out of me that the cop told him to go to the bank and change the bill for a newer one.
The arrogant son of a B shouldn't be throwing someone in jail on a hunch.

They have a saying (I'm probably saying this wrong cause I cant fully remember)
"You can beat the charge but not the ride" Meaning if a cop is an ahole he can charge you with some ridiculous crime and it will probably get thrown out in front of the judge, but you'll still suffer the ride to jail.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 10:05 PM
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Thanks for that post. This is interesting on many points I believe. I guess I am too tired to ramble on on each point so I'll just say this. There are a lot of dumb people out there.



CJ



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 10:15 PM
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Idiocracy. I love me some dumb movies....



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 10:49 PM
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Originally posted by captaintyinknots
)our title bothers me, but I have to say, since when is it a cops job to determine whether or not a bill is fake, without equipment? I wasn't aware that a cop could arrest someone based on an eyeball test of a bill. If I were this person, id sue for false arrest.

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Nice post.
You are spot on.

the way the system should work is that the information that the officers glens would be passed on to the county prosecutor's office and charges would be filed if the currency was fraudulent. However no arrest / booking would be made.
Keep in mind folks the average police officer "Peace officer" does not know everything on or off the books. Much like you, we peace officers are human



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 11:12 PM
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What's ironic is, in some change machines, they're not set up to take the colorful bills, it just spits them back out. Say at a laundromat or even some machines in a casino, I have to exchange them for the ones that don't have the colors on it. I guess the machines need to be up-dated.



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 03:46 AM
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Originally posted by Destinyone
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It's sad our economy is so bad, that people are using their saved silver certificates to pay for things.

They wouldn't be out in circulation if not for that. Aren't the banks supposed to pull them as they come in...guess I need to do some research on that. They used to pull all incoming certificates out of circulation.

I've been finding a lot of all silver coins in change this past year. People are scraping the bottom of their piggy banks..


Des


I have been finding alot as well. I have a whole big jar full of pre-64 quaters and dimes just waiting to separate the silver from. I'm also finding alot of bicentennial quarters as well. They may not be worth much now, but someday they will.



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 04:23 AM
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I didnt realize you could be arrested for having counterfeit money. I put a 20 in the bank once and they told me it was fake..and wouldnt give it back. they didnt prove it to me, so maybe they just robed me of a good note



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 06:54 AM
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It's understandable, i guess it was a younger police man who just didn't know and it's better to be safe than sorry - what if he let him go and it was really counterfeit? That would've been bad.

Younger people usually have a problem with old things, they just don't know them but also don't have a interest to look them up. It happened with my father too, he was driving, police wanted to check him and when he handed out his very old drivers license from 1974 that looks totally different than the 2 types of license cards that followed, they were perplexed and thought at first it was a joke or a fake, but didn't arrest him. After some explanation they just laughed and said they've never seen such an old thing.

And the topic title is completely misleading but it seems it's the "in" thing here on ATS, just as the spain topic 'they ban cash money' which also was completely wrong.



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 07:09 AM
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Understandable? Today, you have almost the entire databank of human knowledge available on your smartphone. If this cop didn't have one with him at the time, all he has to do is call dispatch, ask to google a picture of the 50 bill with the issue date and describe it. This guy needs some serious desk work.



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 07:40 AM
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This quote should have been included (because it appears NO ONE read the article, just your quotes):




A clerk at Quik Mart, South Cannon Boulevard, notified police after the marker used to detect counterfeit bills didn't check as real.

"The front side of the bill was off center and it didn't feel like a normal bill, it did look to be counterfeit," officer Brock Horner said in his report.


The clerk looked at the bill, and it was off center, so he checked it with a detector and it failed to register as legit so the police were notified.

It's not like the guy got arrested for using cash, nothing of the sort. It's sad the guy actually made it to jail, but both the cops, and the clerk, were doing their job.

Now if that man had a high priced lawyer, this would have ended differently.
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posted on May, 2 2012 @ 07:59 AM
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Since the economy went south I have been finding all kinds of old coins. For some people it so bad they are spending the collections that their parents and grandparents left them. I have a few businesses save them for me when I come by and I buy them off them.



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 09:01 AM
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Always wondered why my Uncle asked for fresh new bills and this is actually why!



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 09:11 AM
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It is sadly not the first time this has happened and not something that only happens in USA either. We had a similar story here in Norway a short while ago with some guy being arrested for using cash at a gas station. The cashier thought it was counterfeit and called the cops.



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 09:55 AM
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I didn't see any mention of age, but I bet the arresting officer is kinda young. Many people may not remember back in the olden days (20+ years ago maybe) before they started adding more color to the bills, making them look more like monopoly money, and less like actual real currency.





posted on May, 2 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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Try getting a money order...they treat you like a money launderer....

When my wife's dad passed, we then took over his business, and during the transition time of getting things changed over, we used money orders for the bills, so we wouldn't mix up the finances with our personal finances, etc.

We couldn't use his bank account, of course, since it was still in limbo. But, his vendors and bills needed to be paid.

Every time we went into Amscot, it was like getting the third degree because we were getting a few money orders. I mean, c'mon... They'd be like, "Where did you get the cash?"

Who's frickin' business is that? If I want to keep it in a safe vs. the bank, that's MY business, not theirs.



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 11:35 AM
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Well there goes 30$ of it to a booking fee. These crooks make you pay even if your innocent. I never get my booking fee back from being falsly imprisoned! This angers me the last time I was arrested thats all I had I had to go to a food bank, why can't I sue. OOOOH wait a minute thanks GWB, you should of been imprisoned for abandoning your unit!



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