The World’s Greatest Counterfeiter: Frank Bourassa

Here it’s worth noting a tactical irony in Frank’s business plan: Had he not printed such an outrageous amount of money, desperation to unload it might not have forced him to sell some to an undercover cop.

But then, at the same time, if he’d printed a measlier number of millions, he would have lacked a big chip with which to bargain for his liberty. He would certainly have been jailed alongside Lefebvre. In other words, had Frank not gone big, it could have been quite a long time before he’d have been free to go home.

Fascinating.

via The World's Greatest Counterfeiter: Frank Bourassa.

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