Man Arrested After Printing Fake Money in Public
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA—A friendly tip to the community of counterfeiters: If you're going to print ersatz cash, it's a crime that's probably best perpetrated within the confines of your home as opposed to, say, in full view of public transit passengers.
Gerald Doyle, 48, was caught printing out the bills at the Surrey Central Bus Loop, a bag of phony $20 bills at his feet, with his Canon printer plugged into an external electrical outlet, the Vancouver Sun reported. He was charged with one count of possession of counterfeit currency, one count of creating said currency and a third count of possession of instruments used to make counterfeit currency.
Incredibly, the printer Doyle used was plugged into an outlet that was next door to a security office. Numerous transit riders witnessed Doyle cranking out the $20s; his bag contained more than $1,000 worth of the counterfeit dough.
This isn't foreign territory for Doyle. He had just been released from jail on Aug. 18. His crime? Printing counterfeit money.