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How Counterfeit Money Is Now Made Easier And Faster Thanks To Soap, Glue, Office Printers And How To Guides

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Recent arrests show government high-tech safeguards against counterfeit money are increasingly proving no match for crooks cashing in with basic household items such as soap, glue and office printers.

Take Heath Kellogg, a self-taught graphic artist known as ‘The Printer,’ who was arrested outside of Atlanta, Georgia with his father and four other men in November. Authorities said the crew cranked out more than a million dollars in counterfeit bills using just office printers and glue.

That same month, a Rhode Island man was arrested after he allegedly learned how to use a chemical soap to rub off the ink on $5 bills, turning them into counterfeit $100 bills — that particular skill set was simply plucked from a how-to guide off the the Internet.

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