Man Given Fake Money After Cashing Check, And He’s Stuck With It
May 25, 2010
David Lipin cashed his check at a post office near his home, just like he always does.
But when he tried to spend some of the money at a gas station nearby, he was arrested for trying to pay with counterfeit money.
As it turns out, the eight $100 bills were actually bleached and re-inked $5 bills.
He filed his own report with the police, and they told him to check with the post office to see if anything could be done.
The post office would not return the money, saying there was no proof those bills came from them, despite him possessing the receipt of the transaction.
So, he went to the Secret Service. They were kind, but unhelpful.
There is no regulation that makes the federal government, or any business, responsible if they give you fake money.
So, Lipin is the latest victim of a string of counterfeit dollars that are commonly exchanged through the country.