Brickbat: Legal Tender


$2 bill
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Danesiah Neal, 13, said a police officer with the Fort Bend, Texas, school district told her she could face felony forgery charges after trying to pay for some chicken nuggets at school with a 1953 $2 bill. The officer apparently did not recognize the bill and because of its age a counterfeit pen did not work on it. School officials called Neal's grandmother after the girl told her she'd gotten it from her. Then cops went to the convenience store where grandma said she'd gotten the bill in change. Finally, a cop headed to the bank where someone confirmed that the bill was real.