Police: Global Beat

After scanning the British businessman's $100 bill, the Geneva bank teller politely excused himself—and called the cops. When the Swiss police later nabbed Thomas G. W. Roe near Lausanne, they happily collected something else: $376,000 in U.S. funny money that was traced to Los Angeles and a British wheeler-dealer named Dennis Loraine. What ensued was a model of transatlantic cooperation. The Swiss sent Roe to California to testify against Loraine, who got six years on counterfeiting charges; the U.S. then returned Roe, who is now serving his own six-year sentence in a...

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