Frank Bourassa, you may think you’ve just walked away from jail a free man, but I wouldn’t bet on sound sleep from now on – the U.S. Secret Service doesn’t really like being made to seem this foolish. In the meantime, however, ABC News reports on the teflon counterfeiter’s escapades:
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A man who claims he is the best counterfeiter in the world, Frank Bourassa, has been allowed to go free after turning over a huge quantity of fake U.S. $20 bills that authorities say are “not detectable by the naked eye.”
Bourassa, a resident of Trois Rivieres outside Montreal, Canada, spent only a month and a half in jail and Canadian authorities agreed earlier this year that they would not extradite him to the United States for prosecution.
He walked out of court on March 28 after paying a $1,500 fine in Canadian dollars.
“I’m safe, absolutely,” Bourassa told ABC News in an interviewed to be broadcast tonight on “20/20″.