The grocery cashier saw a photo on the newspaper I was buying. It showed the new $100 bill about to go into circulation.
I asked her if anyone had tried to pass a bad bill at her store.
Yes, she said. "It was a sad story."
It seems an old man who might not have all his wits about him was given an obviously fake fifty in payment of a debt. And, not realizing it was counterfeit, he tried to use it at the grocery store.
Apparently, he didn't wind up getting into any real trouble. But still, he was out 50 bucks. And the cashier hinted that he probably could not afford a hit like that.