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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Apr 25, 2013

Pity the stupid counterfeiter. 

Francis Leroy Henning had a brilliant idea - instead of counterfeiting something valuable (he had already been busted for making fake $5.00 bills), why not make some fake nickels?  Who pays attention to small change?  Who would notice?

Unfortunately, he made a small mistake.  And ended up dumping 400,000 counterfeit nickels into two rivers.  Most of them are still there.

This one is indeed hard to believe.

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