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Today's counterfeiters fire up home printers

Tarshema Brice hardly ranks among the world’s elite counterfeiters. But with the help of modern consumer technology, she developed an exacting system for crafting fake U.S. greenbacks. First, the 34-year-old hairstylist and janitor took $5 bills with a specific watermark and soaked them with Purple Power degreaser. Next, she scrubbed off the ink with a toothbrush. After drying the now-blank notes with a hair dryer, she fed them through a ...

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