'Liberty' Money = ARREST
Two arrested for using Liberty dollars
BUFFALO, N.Y.,(UPI) -- A New York man and his son have been charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and criminal impersonation for using Liberty $20 coins.
Daniel Buczek and Shane Buczek, both of Derby, N.Y., are believed to be the first people in western New York arrested for trying to make purchases with the Liberty dollar, the Buffalo (N.Y.) News reported Sunday.
The privately minted Liberties are viewed by some as an alternative to the U.S. government's monetary system. It's claimed that some $15 million worth of the $20 coins are in circulation throughout the nation.
The coins are made by an Evansville, Ind., organization called the National Organization for the Repeal of the Federal Reserve Act. The Internal Revenue Code and many businesses take them as legal tender.
While the two men were charged on felony accounts, Erie County District Attorney Frank J. Clark said the felony charges would be dropped, but he would pursue misdemeanor charges.
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