Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Not-So-Funny Money Has Bloke Seeing Red; Vandalised Note Proves Impossible to Spend

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Not-So-Funny Money Has Bloke Seeing Red; Vandalised Note Proves Impossible to Spend

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Byline: Joel Gould joel.gould@qt.com.au

PHILLIP Turner calls it the dearest bottle of milk and bar of chocolate he's ever bought.

Last week Mr Turner, of Leichhardt, went to a nearby fuel station with a $50 bill to buy some necessities of life and as part of his change was given a $20 note defaced on both sides.

On one side it says: a[approximately]Suck it. Now you can't buy anything.' On the other it says: a[approximately]Happy birthday.'

No business will accept it and the bank won't change it.

aI bought two litres of milk and a bar of chocolate. I handed over a $50 note and got two twenties back and some loose change,a Mr Turner said.

aThe next morning I went to spend it in town and was told: a[approximately]We can't accept that. It is all written on. …

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