Tennessee man Arrested And Imprisoned For Using Cash


Steve Watson Infowars.com May 2, 2012

A Tennessee man was charged and jailed by police  Friday after he used an old $50 bill to pay for goods at a at Quik Mart  store.

“A clerk at Quik Mart, South Cannon Boulevard,  notified police after the marker used to detect counterfeit bills didn’t check  as real.” reports David Melson of the Shelbyville  Times-Gazette.

“The front side of the bill was off center and it  didn’t feel like a normal bill, it did look to be counterfeit,” officer Brock  Horner said in his report.

The man, Lorenzo Gaspar was taken to jail by the  officer, but was released after a sergeant noted that old bill are still  legitimate legal tender but do not “check” with modern cash markers.

Two separate banks declared the bill to be real  after studying it. Mr Gaspar was released from jail with an apology and told to  change the note for a newer traceable one.

It’s a good job Mr Gaspar wasn’t caught using gold  or silver as a form of currency, despite the US Constitution declaring that the  precious metals are legal tender, the feds consider it a heinous crime punishable by jail time.



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