Technology: Forgery in The Home Office

Counterfeiters find a new tool: the personal computer

The trail of bogus checks led across three Southern states, from a few that were passed in Louisiana, to a flood of nearly 100 that turned up in Tuscaloosa, Ala. They totaled in the tens of thousands of dollars, and all were tracked down to one place: a private home in Vicksburg, Miss. There, police discovered a trove of high-tech gear that included a document scanner, a laser printer, an IBM-compatible computer and a disk filled with digitized checks, drivers' licenses and department store IDs. "The guy could copy anything he wanted," says Detective Reggie McCann of the Jackson, Miss., police....

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