Police in Arizona have caught a crime ring that is believed to have been responsible for up to 10 per cent of all the counterfeit money in the state.
The group sort of gave themselves away when they sent in a printer for repair that had an unfinished sheet of counterfeit dollar bills stuck in its mechanism.
The bills were of average quality. But the group of 10 would prevent detecting by using the money to buy expensive items at Walmart, paying at a register staffed by an accomplice. The purchases later would be returned for cash.
Police caught $56,000 when they raided the group members' homes. Another $160,000 is believed to have been spent.
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