Student with fake money seemed nervous
A drop of water and a run of ink were a banker first clue a stack of Canadian $20s were fake, a judge heard Tuesday.
As w timberland boots for women ell, the young woman who presented the bills an international student studying at TRU seemed nervous and told two different stories about where she got the $1,000, the court was told.
Rajwinder Kaur, 21, was charged in the summer of 2008 with one count of possession of counterfeit money. She had been in Canada only a few months. She came here to study hotel management at Thompson Rivers University.
Susan Allex, a teller at HSBC in Kamloops, testified Kaur, who had an account at the branch, wanted to deposit the bil timberland boots for women ls into her account.
The teller conceded the bills looked real, but said the bank counting machine jammed because they were thicker than legitimate currency.
Allex took the stack of bills to her supervisor, who put a drop of water on one of them. The ink ran.
When asked where she got the money, Kaur said her uncle gave it to her. timberland boots for women She changed her story when asked again, however, saying she found it in a room she cleaned at the hotel where she worked.
She maintained the story through her trial, saying she found the bills in a small bag in the hotel room she was cleaning.
thought since I did not have any money I could put in my account and pay it for my bills, she said, through a translator timberland boots for women .
just became greedy at the time, and that what happened.
you took the money without trying to return it, you knew that was illegal? asked Burrows
just became greedy, nothing else, she replied. on, I realized I made a mistake and I should have given it all to the manager. His client, a foreign student, had little experience with Canadian money.