Friday, May 16, 2008

Mickey Mouse Checks

On May 17, 1955, Disney Studios had to warn the public and all the banks : Someone was passing bogus checks drawn on the Disneyland Inc account. Several banks in Burbank had been snookered.

Banks were told to ask to see Disneyland ID cards before cashing any checks. The eight fraudulent checks passed were for either $66.23 or $100.32, apparently a quite believable salary in those days.

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