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Exploding ATMs come to Canberra

By johnboy 15 December 2008 21

[First filed: December 13, 2008 @ 18:15]

Crimestoppers bring word of an NAB ATM getting seriously detonated on Townsend St in Phillip last night.

The SMH is linking it to a string of over 20 ATM explosions nationally.

It seems the money inside still works even when you’ve blasted the front of the thing 100m away.

Even doing it in the early hours of the morning (as much to avoid detection as for public safety one suspects) the chance that an unlucky punter is going to cop it is very high.

UPDATED: The ABC reports that banks have posted a $50,000 reward for anyone grassing up the exploders.

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Skidbladnir 10:19 am 17 Dec 08

poptop said :

Has anyone ever been prosecuted for defacing currency? Turning John Flynn into The Joker seems a relatively harmless pursuit.

No idea, but I guess it has to be deliberately defaced to the point that it wouldn’t be accepted in normal commerce, or utterly destroyed and removed from circulation.
Drawing penises on the queen, I personally have no problem with.

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