Pamela Downs and the Epic Counterfeiting Fail
In Kingsport, Tennessee, 45-year-old Pamela Downs was arrested on what is surely one of the most laughable cases of money counterfeiting and subsequent reasoning. It is almost as if this women wanted to prove you can blame anything on Obama if you try hard enough. In a case of “It’s so stupid, it’s kind of sad,” Downs was caught after using a home-printed and glued $5 bill. According to original Times News story, the clerk was instantly suspicious and called the police.
When the reporting officer arrived, he spoke with a gas station clerk who said that just prior to the officer’s arrival, a white female had handed him a $5 bill, which he suspected to be counterfeit.
The clerk handed the officer the bill and immediately recognized the bill had been printed on regular computer paper and each side had been glued together but was falling apart.
That’s right – Downs did not even bother, or more likely did not even know how, to print double-sided.
But Wait, It Gets “Better.” She blames Obama.
You may be asking yourself if this women could possibly get any more pathetic, and the answer is yes. Initially, Down claims she got the counterfeit money from a gas station a few days prior, but never inspected it. However, this claim quickly falls apart after she agrees to let the police officer inspect her purse. The officer finds a counterfeit $100 bill that is even more poorly put together than the original $5 bill (the $100 bill being printed in black and white, with the backside glued on upside-down), and Wal-Mart receipts for copy paper and printer. At this point you have to wonder how this women thought she could possibly get away with this. Downs must have also come to this realization as she quickly switches gears telling police, “I don’t give a s**t, all these other b*****s get to print money, so I can too.”
After being placed under arrest and taken to the local police station, Down explains further her statement. According to the police report, she read online (so, it must be true) that Obama made printing money legal for people on fixed incomes. Sadly, at the time of this writing, no further details about Down’s supposed source for this claim can be found. Although it stinks of claims made on a right-wing blog, the internet must wait to see if there will be any further developments on this front.
Downs was charged with criminal simulation and counterfeiting. A subsequent search of her apartment found rudimentary counterfeiting equipment (including printer, paper, glue, and scissors), as well as an estimated $30,000 – $50,000 of counterfeit bills.
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