Sunday, July 16, 2017

MONEY!!! Wait, what?

Well, have found out an interesting fact I didn't know about myself.  Notice how long I haven't blogged?  I put my computer in the back room, at my nice desk, where it was spacious, and nice to sit and write at...

And it was outta sight, outta mind.  I didn't have it right in front of my face, and so I didn't write.  Thusly, I decided to put the computer back in the front room, and with a little mini-lap desk I now have, I can write in the front room, where I have it nearly underfoot.

Like my cat. Hee hee.

So, the money.  For real! Or not real, but I did find money.  $120 worth.

Husband and I were taking a drive to look at a clear cut our neighbor had mentioned.  We drove up to the cut, and looked out.  It was a beautiful view, but I can see why the neighbor was upset.  Her lovely view of a forested expanse, GONE!  We could look down right at the back of her house, and all around it...

So, we started back down the hill, and I was looking at the view...  WHA?  STOP! STOP! BACKUPBACKUPBACKUP!!!  Husband looked alternately panic stricken and confused, but did what I said.  (Or shouted, take your pick.)  We both looked, and I asked him, is that a $100 bill on the sign?  He said I think so, and I hopped out to look at it.

Sure enough, it was a C note...  But what's all the red ink on it?  I realized that it had Chinese printing on it, about the same time I kicked over a $20 at my feet.  I picked it up, and we both saw the printing wasn't a stamp ON the bill, but part OF the bill.  Husband decided we should leave the 100 there, but I took the smaller bill, to look up the info on it, and we could ask the neighbor about it.

After a check with the neighbor, (no, not anything they knew about, no kid's scavenger hunts or such), I got on Google, and found out there had been a rash of the things used as counterfeit funds in another county relatively nearby.

We called the Sheriff's Office.  He came out and took the funds. After a quick ask on how we came upon it, he said, bet it had you going there for a little bit.  I said, yep, figured I was having McDonald's tonight!  He cracked up.  Turns out, they have to destroy "funny money", so he was taking it to be incinerated.  However, I do have a photo...

And the bills have been used in various places, so you might check your cash...  Pink isn't a good look for greenbacks...

You can see the Chinese writing on the left of the bill.
According to a numismatist website, it is actually a bill to train bank
employees in China.  It says something to the effect of Bank of  Whatever,
Training bill, do not remove, or words to that effect.

4 comments:

  1. How odd. Wonder how it got there and why.
    I dislike clear cutting. Such a mess. A couple did that for their homestead and even though the house is beautiful, it's sitting naked on the 5 acre property.

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    1. Could have been someone really trying to scam, to someone playing a joke, who knows... And yes, I am used to it, but clear cutting does nothing for me.
      And it seems like it is more and more common of late.
      Cat

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  2. Fake money for training purposes, and i'll bet someone thought that since we can't read the writing, s/he could pass it off. Amazing the way the criminal mind works.

    It's good to see you here again!

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    1. It could have been that, or take it to a busy activity, where people were more worried about getting the transaction finished, than paying attention to WHAT is transacted... eep. Takes all kinds. And yes, I am going to keep the computer out here, so I can "be" here more often! Thanks!
      Cat

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