Bay Area Man Busted Counterfeiting $30,000. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe Ben Still at Large
SJ Mercury News:
A San Francisco Bay area man has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for counterfeiting $30,000 in the back of his 1996 Ford Aerostar van.
Assistant Federal Public Defender Daniel Blank says 37-year-old Paul Rickett is a Gulf War veteran who "lost everything" to a methamphetamine addiction.
The Secret Service says he outfitted his van with a computer, printer and reams of paper to make authentic-looking money.
Prosecutors say Rickett was preparing to create another $100,000 when he was arrested in May.
Rickett, of Mountain View, pleaded guilty in July. He was sentenced Thursday in San Francisco by U.S. Judge William Alsup.
Oh yeah? Meanwhile, a 55-year old Washington DC-based econ professor has counterfeited some $12 trillion dollars to date and remains not only at large but in charge of our nation's monetary policy.
Oh the humanity.