December 9, 2008
Giver drops fake $100 on Salvation Army
Salvation Army members in South Carolina were happy when someone dropped a $100 bill in their kettle until they realized it was counterfeit.
Whenever we receive $100 bills there's a big woo-hoo among staff, Maj. Paul Egan told WXII-TV in Greenville.
That high feeling fell fast as soon as we determined this Ben Franklin was a fake because we knew we had less money to do our job.
The Salvation Army hopes to raise $200,000 from its Red Kettle appeal in Greenville during the holiday season. Egan plans to keep the counterfeit $100 bill in hopes that someone will replace it with a genuine one.