GERMANY: Excellent Imitations

How much money does a successful counterfeiting gang make? The machinery is heavy and expensive. A fairly numerous staff of passers must be paid. Also the amount of patience, time and care required— which might otherwise be spent in making money honestly—is great. But counterfeiters have their triumphs, however brief. Last week the Treasury at Washington and officials of the German and Swiss police came to a rueful conclusion. They think that a counterfeiting gang as yet uncaught has successfully placed in Central Europe at least $100,000 worth of spurious U. S. banknotes....

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