Frank Bourassa has delved into the details of his operation with 20/20 and told how the process was startlingly easy.
'It was like, screw you,' Bourassa said of his message to the U.S. government.
The paper was made in Swiss and German mills that made the specific cotton and linen blend used in the U.S. currency under the guise of being for a different- legal- operation.
'You have to start with that...It’s got this crisp feel. If you don’t have that you’ll have nothing,' Bourassa told ABC's Brian Ross.
From there, he sourced the ink and the detailed security features added to each bill in China and had the different parts shipped to a Canadian town outside Quebec.
The $20 bill is thought of by counterfeiters as one of the easiest to emulate because it was last updated in 2003 and all of the parts of the creation process can be sourced online.
A skilled printer helped him put ink to paper and from there, he claims to have sold the batches of fake bills in bulk.
The criminal groups that he sold the counterfeit bills to made out well, getting $1million in fake bills for $300,000.
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