How is it that all the adults *at her school* were this idiotic? I’m not a big fan of lawsuits but in this case I hope this family sues and gets a million $2 bills 🙂
A Houston eighth-grader was reportedly investigated for forgery after she tried to use a $2 bill to pay for lunch at school.
Danesiah Neal, a student at Fort Bend Independent School District’s Christa McAuliffe Middle School, said she was trying to buy some chicken nuggets with the $2 bill her grandmother gave her, but school officials confiscated the bill and said it was fake, a local ABC News affiliate reported.
“I went to the lunch line, and they said my $2 bill was fake,” Danesiah told the news station. “They gave it to the police. Then they sent me to the police office. A police officer said I could be in big trouble.”
School officials called Daneisha’s grandmother, Sharon Kay Joseph, and asked, ” ‘Did you give Danesiah a $2 bill for lunch?’ He told me it was fake,” the grandmother recalled.
An investigation into the $2 bill led Fort Bend ISD police to a local convenience store that gave it to Ms. Joseph, ABC reported.
Police were then led to a bank where the 1953-issued bill was examined and determined to be real.
“He brought me my $2 bill back,” Ms. Joseph told ABC. “He didn’t apologize. He should have, and the school should have because they pulled Danesiah out of lunch, and she didn’t eat lunch that day because they took her money.”
When Steve Wozniak (“The Woz” of Apple) learned that it was possible to purchase uncut sheets of currency, he bought a load of uncut $2 bills. He took these to a place like Kinkos and had them cut perforations between the bills so individual bills could easily be torn out, and then had the uncut pages collated into a book form. Then he went about his business, paying for things by taking out the book and ripping out the required number of $2 bills. When people looked at him with suspicion, he explained that these bills passed all Treasury tests, and were brand new. He’d hold the book up to his face and sniff them, saying “Smell the ink! Fresh!” This sometimes resulted in calls to the police or Feds. Woz was quite the prankster.
Pop Quiz: Since the story doesn’t mention it and it only shows a ‘building’ that most of American couldn’t identify if their life depended on it. Who’s on the front of the bill? That would be Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President and author of the Declaration of Independence and his home in Charlottesville, Virginia, Monticello as shown in the story. Yeah, one of those ‘white guy slave owning’ Founding Fathers, nobody important in American History. /sarc.
Here’s something from our favorite online encyclopedia:
But more ‘odd’ is the ‘Three Dollar’ bill.
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