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I buy and sell motorcycles as a hobby on Craig's List. I

I buy and sell motorcycles as a hobby on Craig's List. I carry insurance on the bikes I buy and most are street legal with license and registration. If someone gave me counterfeit money to buy my bike, would my insurance cover this as a theft? And, If someone test drives the motorcycle and wrecks it, would my insurance cover this? I only take cash and screen people pretty well, any other known scams to be aware of that you know?

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TJ, Esq.

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I receive some cash from customers, $ 10, $20, $100. When I

I receive some cash from customers , $ 10, $20, $100.When I deposit those cash to bank or buy something from store, if they find a c**terfeit money from cash whch I depositor buy , can I charge be criminal even I didnt know it is fake?

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Loren

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what are the posssible consiquences of being charged with

what are the posssible consiquences of being charged with fraud for having counterfit money in california'

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Zoey_ JD

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I was sent (4) US Postal money orders that were deposited,

I was sent (4) US Postal money orders that were deposited, then cash received for them. After the money was spent, about 3 days later the bank said they were counterfeit and demanded the funds back($3410). Shouldn't they be partly responsible?

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Dwayne B.

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I was arrested in NC for possession of a fake ID and while

I was arrested in NC for possession of a fake ID and while they were counting and recording the money I had possession, the officers found 9 counterfeit bills and also charged me with Forgery of an Instrument. I researched the statues of this as followsIt is unlawful for any person to forge or counterfeit any instrument, or possess any counterfeit instrument, with the intent to injure or defraud any person, financial institution, or governmental unit. Any person in violation of this subsection is guilty of a Class I felony. (b) Any person who transports or possesses five or more counterfeit instruments with the intent to injure or defraud any person, financial institution, or governmental unit is guilty of a Class G felonyFrom this it seems that I have not commited any crime since I had no intenion on that day or ever to pass the bills or defraud for any reason. They were given to me in a transaction over 5 yrs ago as someone defrauded me and I kept them as a reminder to be careful when dealing with new clients. The bills are visually old, worn, torn and the ink has been rubbed off and very much faded to the point where you have to really take a good look to see it is a counterfeit bill...this has happened because I just been carrying them in my pocket for 5 yrs as a reminder again with no intent on ever using them. Am I correct in guessing that the statue does not apply to me and should be dismissed?

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Dwayne B.

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my son was with his friend who bought shoes from a third party

my son was with his friend who bought shoes from a third party with counterfeit money. now the secret service wants to question my son on the source off the counterfeit bills. should he cooperate with the secret service in their investigation?

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Brandon M.

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My grandson who is 17 and a senior in high school, has been

My grandson who is 17 and a senior in high school, has been involved with classmates who have counterfeit money and are "selling it" to other kids at the school. He bought some of it and now he is being questioned by the FBI/police regarding where he got it. He was read his miranda rights when they came to the house to question him and he told them what he did and all that he knew. I told his parents he should have had counsel present before talking to anyone. But it is too late now as he waived his rights. What is likely to happen to him now? I am very worried that he will be arrested and end up spending time in prison.

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Zoey_ JD

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Where can get information on yhe laws and penalitys on counterfeit

Where can get information on yhe laws and penalitys on counterfeit money?Who would I call to report a problem?

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Legal-Guru

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I was detained for 1 1/2 hrs after going to buy a bag of ice

I was detained for 1 1/2 hrs after going to buy a bag of ice at the gas station.The (3) $20 bills I was told by the police were phonie. Instead of being out the money, I have a food truck, the police tried to get me to ommit I knew the money was no good with intent to pass it along he said I was lying and he knew it. I felt so helpless about the entire experience I did not get a police report or anything , he said he was done done, but the Feds may contact me. I was then driven back to my food truck ...was this the correct response by the officer.

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Nate

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