Frustrated, he began to take a detection pen everywhere he went, trying it on any paper he came across.
The paper money can be used even with vending machines. This would not be his last experiment in reverse engineering. Just grab your everyday inkjet printer.
The acquaintance sold them and returned for more. In June he was released from prison, eventually finding work at a car-repair garage in Inglewood, California. For the last decade, counterfeiting has moved increasingly towards using digital scanners, computers and inkjet printers, which are available with little expense or effort.
Traditionally, counterfeits are made by offset printing. But even the latest technology cannot thwart every forger. Between November and MayAlbert Talton and his three co-conspirators were convicted of "forging or selling counterfeit obligations of the United States".