Funny money no laughing matter for lo...

Funny money no laughing matter for local woman

There are 47 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Nov 5, 2010, titled Funny money no laughing matter for local woman. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

No one can afford to just watch $100 disappear. But that's what happened to certified pharmacy technician and full-time student Lisa Kim - and a number of other residents who've been passed cash that turns out to be little more than a slip of worthless paper.

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Morte

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Nov 5, 2010
How come the banks aren't named in this article?

Since: Jan 10

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Nov 5, 2010
James Randi has pointed out those marker-swipe pens are useless and even states how he uses starch on GENUINE bills to make these useless pens register them as counterfeit--all those markers really do is detect the present of starch ( http://forums.randi.org/showthread.php... )

Another option is to complain about this to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The more focus you can bring against these people the better.
InfoPlease

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Nov 5, 2010
The readers want to know the names of the banks. BoA is a bank I refuse to use for anything because of their outrageous fees when I was a student. They have missed out earning interest on many loans since I have entered the workforce. It seems the bank that handed out the phony bill should eat the loss. This young woman will buy cars and houses eventually and this drop in the bucket now for the bank could cover the pay for many tellers in the future.
WOW

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Nov 5, 2010
Having been in banking for over 20 years, it makes no sense to cash an insurance check at one bank only to deposit that cash in to another. Sounds strange.
WOW

Las Cruces, NM

#6 Nov 5, 2010
The banks just will not take the loss, period, unless a teller finds the counterfeit amongst bank cash and cannot show where the bill came from. And, it is virtually impossible to prove that the first bank actually handed that counterfeit bill to the customer, even though it may have happened. Do you know how many crooks would come out of the woodworks with phony bills that they supposedly received at a legit bank? There would be millions lost and all the rest of us would end up paying for it in higher fees and interest.
Rick OShea

Las Cruces, NM

#7 Nov 5, 2010
WOW wrote:
Having been in banking for over 20 years, it makes no sense to cash an insurance check at one bank only to deposit that cash in to another. Sounds strange.
You're an idiot. Its a free country...a person can do their banking however they choose. Its not your freaking place to question their motives for how they choose to conduct their personal banking business as long as the transactions are legal. What makes no sense is that a bank can pass counterfeit currency to their customers and not feel obligated in any way to correct THEIR mistake. What a load of crap. Please, if anyone knows the banks involved let the rest of the community know. We have a choice and everyone should close accounts with bankers who are unwilling to protect their depositors.
Rick OShea

Las Cruces, NM

#8 Nov 5, 2010
WOW wrote:
The banks just will not take the loss, period, unless a teller finds the counterfeit amongst bank cash and cannot show where the bill came from. And, it is virtually impossible to prove that the first bank actually handed that counterfeit bill to the customer, even though it may have happened. Do you know how many crooks would come out of the woodworks with phony bills that they supposedly received at a legit bank? There would be millions lost and all the rest of us would end up paying for it in higher fees and interest.
Ya right, Keyryst how do you have a job! Crooks would take thier conterfeit bills and "claim" a bank passed it to them so they could be reimbursed with legitimate currency????? Are you high? What conterfeiter would bring that kind of investigative attention to themself where he/she would be thourghouly questioned and for the oportunity of only being able to pass a very small quantiy of bills before they would obviously be caught????? The conterfeiters pass their money off to retailers, casinos and drug dealers where its hard to catch and harder to report. Your scenario that crooks would use banks to pass counterfeit currencey is both naive and idiotic.
money silly

Las Cruces, NM

#9 Nov 5, 2010
Morte wrote:
How come the banks aren't named in this article?
the business 'friendly' tea paper will never release the name of their buddies...
jaydon

Las Cruces, NM

#10 Nov 5, 2010
Rick OShea wrote:
<quoted text> Ya right, Keyryst how do you have a job! Crooks would take thier conterfeit bills and "claim" a bank passed it to them so they could be reimbursed with legitimate currency????? Are you high? What conterfeiter would bring that kind of investigative attention to themself where he/she would be thourghouly questioned and for the oportunity of only being able to pass a very small quantiy of bills before they would obviously be caught????? The conterfeiters pass their money off to retailers, casinos and drug dealers where its hard to catch and harder to report. Your scenario that crooks would use banks to pass counterfeit currencey is both naive and idiotic.
Evidently Rick you did not read the article before you posted...evidently you are no "Master Mind"..
Rick OShea

Las Cruces, NM

#11 Nov 5, 2010
jaydon wrote:
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Evidently Rick you did not read the article before you posted...evidently you are no "Master Mind"..
I read it ....dont get your point. Can you explain ?
Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM

#12 Nov 5, 2010
Morte wrote:
How come the banks aren't named in this article?
I agree, maybe I need to move my money from that bank, Too, since they aren't gona give a crap about their loyal customers..
Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM

#13 Nov 5, 2010
WOW wrote:
Having been in banking for over 20 years, it makes no sense to cash an insurance check at one bank only to deposit that cash in to another. Sounds strange.
Hello she said it was her mothers check so she probably had to have her mother cash it at her bank, and then took it to the daughters bank, taking care of my mothers stuff I see this all the time... Elderly parents need help...
kcat

Las Cruces, NM

#14 Nov 5, 2010
Ill bet wellsfargo was the bank.
Melissa McCombs

Phoenix, AZ

#17 Nov 5, 2010
Of course, the majority of the people in Las Cruces and Dona Ana County have never held a $100 bill, so they could be forgiven not knowing what it is supposed to look like.
And naturally, the local banks always are seeking new ways to screw people out of money, rather than trying to be helpful in such cases as this.
Wake up dude

Laguna Hills, CA

#20 Nov 5, 2010
WOW wrote:
Having been in banking for over 20 years, it makes no sense to cash an insurance check at one bank only to deposit that cash in to another. Sounds strange.
It would take someone who has worked at a bank for 20 years to question why a person would cash a check at one bank and deposit it at another. Here is another banker who can't see the forest for the Trees (greed).
Wake Up

Laguna Hills, CA

#21 Nov 5, 2010
WOW wrote:
The banks just will not take the loss, period, unless a teller finds the counterfeit amongst bank cash and cannot show where the bill came from. And, it is virtually impossible to prove that the first bank actually handed that counterfeit bill to the customer, even though it may have happened. Do you know how many crooks would come out of the woodworks with phony bills that they supposedly received at a legit bank? There would be millions lost and all the rest of us would end up paying for it in higher fees and interest.
You must be the same guy that has been working at a bank for the past 20 years. Talk about a dumb ***
Figures

Chaparral, NM

#22 Nov 5, 2010
So what would happen to me if the bank discovered that a bill I mistakenly gave them was counterfeit? I bet I'd be talking to the police.

If a bank does it to me? Hmmmmmm....
Carolyn Ferguson

United States

#23 Nov 5, 2010
Figures wrote:
So what would happen to me if the bank discovered that a bill I mistakenly gave them was counterfeit? I bet I'd be talking to the police.
If a bank does it to me? Hmmmmmm....
If you were in New Mexico you'd be transported to Las Vegas. That's where we ship our mentally imbalanced individuals.
There's not a lot in this situation difficult to understand. Ask someone nearby to read it to you and to explain the parts you frown about or turn your head sideways over.
But please, don't provide any more of your pathetic theories. You're much more likely to be a crime victim than a perpetrator, that's very obvious.
Angigarcia498

Shepherdstown, WV

#24 Nov 5, 2010
Rick OShea wrote:
<quoted text> You're an ****. Its a free country...a person can do their banking however they choose. Its not your freaking place to question their motives for how they choose to conduct their personal banking business as long as the transactions are legal. What makes no sense is that a bank can pass counterfeit currency to their customers and not feel obligated in any way to correct THEIR mistake. What a load of crap. Please, if anyone knows the banks involved let the rest of the community know. We have a choice and everyone should close accounts with bankers who are unwilling to protect their depositors.
Rick, I would just like to know how you expect the bank to "correct THEIR mistake" when they obviously were taken for $100. Obviously it was such a good counterfit that it passed by them so perhaps there were other banks that it slipped by as well so who really should make the customer whole??

I get where you are coming from but your rationale is a little faulty.
Angigarcia498

Shepherdstown, WV

#25 Nov 5, 2010
Las Cruces wrote:
<quoted text> I agree, maybe I need to move my money from that bank, Too, since they aren't gona give a crap about their loyal customers..
Here is a news flash for you and all the other readers/posters, banks don't give a crap about their loyal customers anyway. If they did, they would not continue to try and find new ways to fee gouge their customers. It's all about the almighty shareholder ....

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