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June 23, 2009

What's this? The I'm Stupid defense?

Woman Says Money Too Fake To Be Felony
Counterfeiter Says Bills Looked Too Fake To Count

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has refused to hear arguments from a Wal-Mart cashier who said the fake money she agreed to take from counterfeiters was so poorly made that she shouldn't have been convicted of working with them.

The court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Crystal Porter, a Wal-Mart cashier in Seagoville, Texas, who worked with counterfeiters to pass off photocopied $100 bills in the store in exchange for gift cards. When caught, she was convicted of conspiring to manufacture and pass counterfeit money.

But her lawyers argued that the counterfeited money was so poor, no one would believe that it was real. Since the money doesn't look remotely real, they said, Porter could not have conspired to make or pass counterfeit money.

Posted by joke du jour at June 23, 2009 06:41 PM

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