In an interview with police a student admitted to making approximately $1,000 in fake bills. The parents agreed gave permission to the police to search their home for the printer. During the search, authorities found a desk jet printer, resume paper and counterfeit money.
Ultimately the teens ended up with charges that could stay on their permanent records according to the article by CBS. They were charged as juveniles and released back to their parents.
A crime like this can have consequences for anyone whether for high schoolers or adults. According to U.S. law, adults that care caught producing and/or using counterfeit money can be imprisoned for up to 20 years and/or fined up to $250,000. As the trend of counterfeit money continues, counterfeit detectors can at least help keep an eye out for fake bills and help keep businesses and people from ending up with them.