Monday, July 25, 2016

New interview with Frank Bourassa

Brigitte Noël has interviewed counterfeiter Frank Bourassa. Bourassa's crimes were previously detailed by Wells Tower for GQ. This World's Greatest Counterfeiter created $200,000,000 or $250,000,000 of counterfeit US $20 bills.
... Frank dropped $125,000 on a four-color Heidelberg offset printer. His arsenal of equipment also included a $24,000 single-color Heidelberg (for test batches); two platen presses for embossing and applying color-shifting foil; an industrial paper cutter; platemaking equipment; counting machines; strapping machines; twenty or so Ricoh ink-jet printers...
The Canadian justice seems is surprisingly lenient. “In the end, he would serve a six weeks sentence and pay a $1,350 fine.”
The world's best counterfeiter now runs his own enterprise, offering consulting services to help businesses thwart counterfeiters.