Technology has made things so much easier that even the dumb asses can get involved in crimes that used to take a lot of specialized skills to pull off. Crimes like counterfeiting which you can get into with little more than a reasonably priced printer and computer and a little time on your hands. Of course, if you’re a dumb ass it also makes it easier on the police tracking your dumb ass down when you do something particularly stupid. Something like the following:
Sheriff Joe Arpaio said ring members would purchase large-ticket items at Wal-Mart using fake $50 and $100 bills. The cashiers, two of whom were later arrested in the scheme, accepted the fake money as payment. The buyers would then go to another Wal-Mart and return the items for cash.
Authorities wouldn’t disclose exactly how the investigation began.
However, investigators did say an Avondale couple arrested in the scheme tripped up when they sent a printer, which was jammed with counterfeit bills, out for repair.
That’s kinda like committing murder by running someone over with your car and then sending your car into the shop for repairs because the body has gotten wedged into the front suspension and makes turning difficult. Come to think of it I expect we’ll see a news story along those lines before too much longer.