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Woman exchanges Monopoly money for Danish kroner

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Woman exchanges Monopoly money for Danish kroner

Published: 26 Jan 09 10:15 CET

A woman in Denmark played a high stakes game last week when she successfully convinced a bank to exchange bills worth two thousand "kronor" in Swedish Monopoly money for a quantity of real Danish money.

But the 61-year-old may be left needing a "get out of jail" card after a second attempt to exchange the toy cash backfired.

The fraud attempt began on Thursday, when the woman entered a branch of the Nordea bank in Svendborg and handed over two fake bills. When the teller failed to spot that the Swedish bills were far from authentic, the woman walked away from the counter with a cool 1,400 Danish kroner ($240), local newspaper Fyns Amts Avis reports.

Branch manager Ulrik Feveile Nielsen told the newspaper that an inexperienced staff member had been manning the cash desk at the time.

"As long as humans are involved, mistakes will happen," he said.

But rather than quitting while she was ahead, the woman had another roll of the dice and returned to the bank the following day with a further eight thousand "kronor" in Monopoly money.

This time staff were wise to her ways and immediately reported the matter to the police.

When placed under arrest, the woman claimed that a third party had forced her into the fraudulent exchange attempts.

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 Posted 01/26/2009  12:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add malissadawn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
oh good lord! mistakes will happen. Its MONOPOLY money. Just imagine the reaming that teller got from the boss. lol
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I blame inadequate staff training for this one.

BTW, what does Swedish Monopoly money look like? Same as ours?
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 Posted 01/26/2009  12:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jays-Dad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think Monopoly money would make a great collecting specialization. Have you seen it lately, even the American stuff looks different than when I was a kid. As for the foreign stuff... Also, there are a lot of "Monopoly-like" games out there. I have a few miniature "coins" that I think came from various board games from the past.
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 Posted 01/26/2009  12:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KurtS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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"As long as humans are involved, mistakes will happen," he said.
Oh the humanity. Had the bank been manned by robots, this tragedy may have been averted.
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 Posted 01/26/2009  1:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add malissadawn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
better get good use out of this scam while they can I guess. I collect monopoly games and these days they dont come with cash. they come with little plastic credit cards and debit machines. lol
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 Posted 01/26/2009  1:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parklane64 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How Orwellian.
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BTW, what does Swedish Monopoly money look like? Same as ours?

This website has a fairly low-res pic of a Swedish monopoly set; scroll right down to the bottom. The money looks different to "normal" US/British/Australian/Canadian monopoly money, but the simple colours and designs should still have been something of a giveaway.
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Wow...it looks almost invisible, or something...

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Link fixed above.
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That isn't the first time something like this has happened; back in the early 1980's two students from Canada travelled all over Europe on "Canadian Tire Money", which feels, smells and looks like authentic paper money. Or there is this for inspiration....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4jIpJSGL3c
YouTube - Denny's Phony Money Commercial
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 Posted 05/15/2009  10:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dorancoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This just shows that bank employees need to take a course in world currency.
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 Posted 05/15/2009  11:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheNickelGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All this lady has to do is use her GET OF OF JAIL FREE card.

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