A few years ago I came across the story of Patrick Combs depositing a fake
check for $95,000 and having it actually clear but at the time
he had yet to finish telling the story.
Time passed. I lost the link. Couldn't find it again, until now. I was
reading the journal of Amanda Robbins
(who is the girlfriend of my friend Kurt, the high school English teacher
turned plumber) when she linked
Of course, the story is now finished—he ended up giving the check back to
the bank, but only after they furnished him with a latter detailing
their mistake in cashing it and apologizing to him. And I suspect doing
such a stunt today wouldn't work.
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