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Has anyone else read this?
-- Terry - NW Ohio (email@example.com), July 26, 2001
Terry, Right now TODAY the LEA has a detector that can tell you how much cash you have on you. There was a article about a lady being stoped in Florida The cops used the detector and discovered she had 10 grand on her. They confiscated it. Last I heard she was still trying to recover her life savings.
-- Kenneth in N.C. (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 26, 2001.
The push is to get us to go cashless. It's funny, because a few months ago there was a story on yahoo about how they have actually done a study and determined that money does indeed harbor all manner of bacterria. Most likely the study was done so that it could be insured that a biological weapon could be used against folks and then BLAMMO, it's been traced to money!!! Let's just use one little card so that we don't need to touch all that yucky bacteria laden stuff. Then they have these metal strips in money so that you can be deterrmined as being a carrier......Just a thought. Have a happy day!
-- Dreeen (email@example.com), July 27, 2001.
The authenticity strips in $5 and up are readable by scanner.
-- Jay Blair in N. AL (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 27, 2001.
As I've said before, the law in Hopkins County, Texas, Sulphur Springs specifically sure as hell have been "lucky" at stopping people over there on the interstate and just happening to find they have large amounts of cash on them. Then they confiscate the money, release the people, and send them on their way. Their reason for confiscation is always that it was "drug money", but no charges are ever filed. I have contended for a couple of years now that they are using a scanner to find the money when they do a traffic stop.
Allegedly you can wrap the money in aluminum foil and it won't scan, but seems to be it might trigger some sort of alarm on a scanner anyway. The moral to this lesson is this: If in Texas, get off the interstate before you get to Hopkins County, and bypass that county completely if you have over a couple of hundred dollars on you.
-- Green (email@example.com), July 29, 2001.