​Man Arrested For Revealing Real $50 Bill After Using Black Light

Author: Jennifer HongBy:
Staff Reporter
Jun. 8, 2014

A man was arrested in Tennessee for using a real $50 bill after a store clerk used the black light method to check it for counterfeit.

Officer Brock Horner arrested Lorenzo Gaspar and took him to jail for the supposed counterfeit bill.

“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.

However, a police evidence technician, Sgt. Bill Logue, told Officer Horner that the counterfeit marker won’t work on some of the older bills.

On sure of how to make sure the bill was counterfeit, the officers took the $50 bill to two separate banks and asked them to check it. The bill passed tests at both banks with the use of black lights and magnifying glasses, and the police were told it was real but just real old.

Gasper was then released from jail and issued an apology from the police station and Horner.

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