Lennox Island man tries to produce counterfeit money using table napkins

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'It took me a long time to realize I deserved better than this for myself,' says accused

A suspended sentence was handed down recently in provincial court to a Lennox Island man who tried to produce counterfeit money using table napkins manufactured with images of $100 bills printed on them.

Some people hoping to produce counterfeit money that will pass at least a cursory examination go to great lengths in hopes of getting it right.

But not everybody.

A suspended sentence was handed down recently in provincial court to a Lennox Island man who tried to produce counterfeit money using table napkins manufactured with images of $100 bills printed on them.

The court was told that 22-year-old Cass Alder purchased a package of napkins stamped with images of $100 bills, cut the images out of the napkins and secured them to paper using a glue stick.

To insure the image of the $100 bill was affixed to the paper, it was placed in the oven for a short period of time.

So far so good.

Alder then tried to purchase several items at a convenience store with the bogus bill.

Not so good.

The clerk refused to accept it.

Alder left the store, leaving the bill behind.

His attempt to pass counterfeit money resulted in a term of probation of 18 months.

Three other charges were dealt with. Alder was sentenced to 60 days in jail for defrauding H&R Block of $5,267 by means of a bogus T4 slip.

He had been one of several people who obtained returns they were not entitled to using the bogus T4s. Half the money was paid to the person who supplied Alder and others with the T4s.

On each of those two charges he must pay a victims of crime surcharge of $200

Chief Provincial Court Judge John Douglas ordered Alder to make restitution to H&R Block for half of the amount he received. The other half is to be paid by the person behind this scheme.

On two other charges, breach of probation and failing to attend court, he was fined $6.00. On those charges he must pay a victims of crime surcharge of $2.00.

All four charges date back to 2013, to a time in Alder’s life when addictions were a serious issue. The court was told Alder has turned his life around since then.

He has been able to abstain from drugs and secure employment. He is in a positive relationship and has a strong support network in his Lennox Island community.

Speaking for himself, Alder said he’d made a lot of mistakes in his life and wasted a lot of the court’s time. He told Douglas he would not be wasting any more.

"It took me a long time to realize I deserved better than this for myself,” Alder said.

Geographic location: Lennox Island

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  • imo
    February 26, 2015 - 06:43

    Im really glad hes been doing better. If he hasn't been an trouble since 2013 then obviously hes been doing better. An addictionis a tough habit to break. He dealing with the charges from his past, hes working and has a good support system so hes on the right track. I hope that jail time wont be a set back as he will probably lose the employment he had and will again be around people who are still in their addiction,just hope it wont be a trigger. Best of luck

  • dan
    February 25, 2015 - 22:22

    Does anyone remember the show "americas dumbest criminals"? Well we have a candidate.

  • PEIStudent
    February 25, 2015 - 21:04

    Same old story in PE. "Why dont you get a job" attitude. I got news for you David: almost half the island does not work. The jobs pay enough to scrape by, and it is depressing. Can you blame people for turning to drugs? Not everyone is smart or capable. Doesn't people like this door nob we are reading about deserve a chance to make his way? The lack of empathy by the islanders who DO have their stuff together, or have had help ..either or...makes me sick. Show some humanity! Open your eyes to the big picture here.

  • david
    February 25, 2015 - 17:50

    He deserves better does he? Well maybe he should get out and work for it and not expect it to be handed to him.

    • To David
      February 25, 2015 - 19:29

      It says at the end he did secure employment and has been off drugs. Not saying he's a good person or anything for what he's done.. But no need to be petty and assume

    • david
      February 26, 2015 - 01:52

      To David...maybe some petty assumptions are what this guy needs. If society continues to hold his hand he will end just being a career criminal and not a very smart one either. Lets hope he is changing his ways.

  • d from queens
    February 25, 2015 - 16:39

    he was stealing more from himself then anyone else. the guy sounds pretty smart. is good he caught on

  • robb
    February 25, 2015 - 13:27

    ha ha !! and they say education in pei is lacking.. priceless i tell ya !!!