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By CoinNews.net

Five people were arrested in Southern California earlier this week for allegedly counterfeiting between $5 and $6 million in phony $20s and $100s over the past two years.

Laserjet printers were apparently used to make the money, and it all happened within a residential home in Lawndale, California.

According to an Associated Press article, those arrested in included:

Albert Talton, accused of being the main printer;
David Goldberg, who allegedly cut the bills; and
Paul McCorry, who is accused of helping to print and brokering the fake money
Two others and a sixth suspect have not yet been named.

In the same article, Ray Maytorena, an agent of the Secret Service, was quoted as saying:

“This case illustrates the merging of traditional crimes such as counterfeiting with advanced technologies that criminals so often use to commit financial crimes today.”

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