Report How to not counterfeit in Banknote Forum Posted June 6, 2007 I remember reading (sorry, I forget where) a story about a guy who cut the corner numbers off of $20 bills and pasted them on $1 bills to "counterfeit" them. Needless to say, the Secret Service caught him and the judge was very lenient in sentencing him. Don't know if it is the same story, but that happened with a kid living within a few miles of where my family lived during the 1960's. The biggest reason for leniency was his age. He was only 8 or 10 years old as I recall. Was an easy catch for the Secret Service as his modes of transportation, bike and walking, combined with the small town business offerings limited the establishments he hit. Never met the kid, but wonder now what he made of his life as an adult.