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WARNING - firearms being paid for with counterfeit bills

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by rctimmy, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. rctimmy

    rctimmy Portland, OR Expert Shooter USMC

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    Listening to Lars just now. Said a private party firearm in our area was purchased with fake $20s and $50s. They know who made the bills and have his wife in custody. They don't know the extent of how many bills are out there. Sorry if this is not the correct place to post but I figured the most people would see it here.

    Tim
     
  2. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Good to know. Thanks for the post.
     
  3. Nomad1911

    Nomad1911 Beaverton New Member

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    This is part of the reason why I only make trades.
     
  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Bring one of those special pens?
     
  5. BVB

    BVB PDX Active Member

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  6. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    Good info
     
  7. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The government has been printing the same stuff for years now...............They just have better equipment.
     
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  8. BLU HWY

    BLU HWY Portland Member

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    At the Credit Union today, teller said a bunch of fake $100s came in from a Craig's List buy.
    Evidently they were mixed with real ones.
    He said the paper feels different, most have the strip, to look for the hologram.

    Sheesh..!
     
  9. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  10. kenboy

    kenboy salem, oregon GOD BLESS AMERICA Bronze Supporter

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    It's George Bush's fault.......
     
  11. tonz

    tonz Beaverton Member

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    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  12. jim97701

    jim97701 Bend Well-Known Member

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    I was told by a teller at my bank that they do not work and that you never see a bank using them.
     
  13. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    Problem with the pens I have personally witnessed is many fake bills (out my way) are washed ones & fives with a $100 value printed over the top of them. If you look, the strip will say 5$ or 1$ and the hologram will be washington or lincoln, but the bill will look just like a $20, $50 or even a $100 & the counterfeit pen will indicate that the bill is real, because the paper it's stamped on is a real $1 or $5 bill.
     
  14. numbnutz

    numbnutz molalla Active Member

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    Look at the serial numbers as well. That's how this guy was caught, the money that was used to buy the firearm all had the same numbers. Although it wasn't Dietrich that got caught, it was someone else and he gave up Dietrich and his wife.
     
  15. Guymcdb

    Guymcdb Vancouver Wa Active Member

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    So you run the serial number before trading? Cause if not, then what is the difference? Fake money, stolen gun. You're f'ed either way.
     
  16. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    Created by an Oregon Department of Revenue Supervisor of Tax compliance.
    Arrested and very likely currently on paid administrative leave.
    Will he still be eligible for any PERS pension he has earned?? HHHmmmmmm!!!

    Sheldon
     
  17. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    The "Grand Bargain" allowed some PERS takeaways for felons. I don't know the details or how/when it would be put into action though.
     
  18. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    LOL!!!!!!
    thnxs for the laugh this morning......
     
  19. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    And sequential serial numbers ;)
     
  20. Gaucho Gringo

    Gaucho Gringo Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    The Oregon state government has a track record of criminals high up. Remember the the prison purchasing agent everyone thought was so great, he was great at taking bribes. Years ago there was something with the highway dept.