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Counterfeit $100

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by VeddaLasVegas, Aug 8, 2013.

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  1. Jimbucc

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    I guess I should assume that a slot machine would reject the bill?
     
  2. BlondWidow

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    I say call the casino and talk to someone at the cage. I have my doubts they will trade you, but hopefully I'm wrong.

    I would not take a chance with trying to pass it on to someone else (or trying to pass it back to the casino at a table even). I mean, in the end, it's a $100. I'd rather be out 100 bucks than in passing counterfeit money kind of trouble. It's just not worth the risks.

    (This makes me think of one of the Pawn Stars episodes where someone brought in a counterfeit bill along with someone's Secret Service ID. Rick said he thought it was illegal to even own the bill, and he pushed it back towards the customer very cautiously. lol)
     
  3. shifter

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    different directions, yes. upside down, never. that is never to be done for $100 bills. $20 bills are counted upside down at the table, but not at the cage.
     
  4. LV_Bound

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    If I go to the bank and deposit $100 bills they always whip out the marker and test them.
    If I get out money for Vegas and they pay me in $100 bills I will ask that they test them with the marker.
    Guess what they say....."Oh, it really doesn't mean anything because some bills are counterfeit so well that the markers won't show it." :rolleyes2:
     
  5. Joe

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    Another VMB member, who has insider knowledge, PMed that they do have the ability to read serial numbers on bills if they are laid out correctly. So, I stand corrected.

    But, the record is only valid for a few weeks, not months.
     
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    if you want, there are some stores that sell those markers, you can check them yourself to make sure you aren't stiffed with a counterfeit bill.
     
  7. ardee

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    You are out $100. Sucks, but that's the way it goes.

    As for some of the responses in this thread: my previously fairly high opinion of some of you has dropped considerably. Anybody who suggested passing it on, to either another person or the casino, is advocating fraud at best and outright felony behavior at worst. It's that "Screw everybody else" attitude that makes Vegas a pain sometimes, and if I am ever sitting next to you at a table, rest assured I will move far away. I don't want that kind of karma anywhere near me.
     
  8. Kickin

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    You can get them all over, any stationary store will have them. But what LVBound heard is correct, any halfway decent counterfeit bill won't show up with the pen. We used to own a store when I was growing up and we used the pen on any large bills but we'd regularly get notices about counterfeit bills circulating in our area and that the pen would be useless on them.

    All the pen does is detect if the bill is regular pulp based paper instead of cotton based paper. But any cotton based paper will show up as authentic. Still, In AC the dealers run that pen over every bill when they count out your money.
     
  9. Vegas Insight

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    In Minnesota, if you unwittingly attempt to pass a fake bill, you won't be arrested. When you pass a fake bill and the police are called, you're OK, unless you have eight matching bills in your pocket. Then it's hard to argue you were unwittingly passing off a bill.

    Bingo hall in the Twin Cities: guy passes off two fake $10 bills. They have the same serial number. First one gets passed off without incident. Second one is passed, but the clerk notes that it doesn't feel right. She confers with a co-worker. Soon a manager verifies it's fake. Police are called. Clerk knows which guy passed it off, so police question him. He claims that he received the two bills in Minneapolis from a person on the street, who wanted change. The guy says he was asked by a person on the street if he had a $20 bill for two $10 bills. Who asks a guy on the street if they could "un-break" a $20 bill? When you ask to convert a bill, you are almost always asking for smaller bills in exchange for a large one, not vice versa. Story was obviously made up, but police couldn't prove the guy wittingly intended to pass off two fake $10 bills, so he wasn't arrested. (He had no other fake bills on him.) Dude was asked, however, to leave rather than stay and play bingo.

    So dude wasn't arrested, but I have to wonder, if you name keeps showing up in police records as unwittingly trying to pass off a fake bill, will you eventually get arrested? I guess it depends upon how well police records are shared amongst agencies.

    Will Nevada hassle a person who "unwittingly" attempts to pass off one bill? Don't know.

    My buddy has a fake $5 bill. He received it as change at a fast food drive-thru, and didn't realize it until later. He noticed it later, and hadn't spent it, so he decided he was out $5, as he didn't think the bill would do much good by reporting the incident, and it wasn't worth $5 to pass off a fake bill, so he now has a souvenir.
     
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