GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) -- Charges have been dropped against a woman who paid for clothes with a fake $200 bill that featured President Bush's picture and the serial number DUBYA4U2001.That broccoli sign should have been a giveaway. Surely the President wouldn't want to upset his father
Westmoreland County prosecutors dropped all charges Friday against Deborah L. Trautwine, 51, after she paid the store in real currency.
Trautwine wasn't aware that the bill wasn't actual legal tender, said her attorney, Harry Smail Jr.
A clerk at a Fashion Bug clothing store also apparently was fooled by the funny money.
She gave Trautwine $100.58 in change following an August transaction.
There is no $200 denomination bill, even without Bush's picture on it.
The back of the phony bill depicted the White House with several signs erected on the front lawn, including those reading "We Like Broccoli" and "USA Deserves A Tax Cut."
Wednesday, 17 November 2004
The perils of fiat money
Thanks to Free Republic for this one;