This entry in MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series deals with the efforts of the Secret Service to detect counterfeit money and prosecute those responsible for such crimes.This entry in MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series deals with the efforts of the Secret Service to detect counterfeit money and prosecute those responsible for such crimes.This entry in MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series deals with the efforts of the Secret Service to detect counterfeit money and prosecute those responsible for such crimes.
The MGM crime reporter presents Captain George D. Waldron of the New York District of the US Secret Service, who talks about counterfeiting. He recounts one case where the New York area was flooded with counterfeit $10 bills. When the first of those bills was spotted by the bank, it went to the Secret Service for analysis. Beyond noticing the different markings from real bills, they determined any other similarities between subsequent counterfeit bills they came across. They also had to figure out who was an innocent recipient of a bill as opposed who was working as part of the network distributing the bills. They also did a check of the source of the paper, and did a background check on known criminals who had a counterfeiting background. They hoped that piecing together all the evidence gathered would lead them to the head of the counterfeiting ring. —Huggo
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This is a Crime Does Not Pay short. The Secret Service is battling counterfeiters. It would have been nice to go inside Treasury to see the real printing process. I'm guessing that showing realistic looking fake bills is more than enough for the government agents. It's interesting to see the fake process with the fake bills. The best counterfeiting sequence is "To Live and Die in L. A." This one doesn't have the energetic fun but it does seem like a bit of real faking. It's interesting to see some of the old forensics and old surveillance. The story isn't much with only a twenty minute short. It's all about the old fakes.
- Sep 12, 2021
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