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Students Charged With Counterfeiting

Wed., Dec. 4, 1996

Three Columbia University students were accused of learning how to make money in college - literally.

The three, and a nonstudent, were charged with using a Columbia University color copier to crank out $85,000 worth of counterfeit $20 bills over the past six months, the Secret Service said.

Technicians recognized the counterfeits as the products of a particular type of copier, which was traced to a printing office in the basement of the university’s Journalism School.

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