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F. P. Robinson

#846
Fraud
Omaha Police Court

F.P. Robinson attempted to pay for a glass of beer in a lower Douglas Street saloon in Omaha with a Mexican dollar on November 21, 1901. The beer cost only a nickel and Robinson received 95 cents of American money in change. At the time, the foreign dollar looked very similar to the American currency, but was only worth about 45 cents. This clever money scam left Robinson 50 cents and a glass of lager ahead of the game, until he was arrested.

   

 

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