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Counterfeiting Chips Instead of Checks

The U.S. Navy had the wool pulled over their eyes when it purchased over $140,000 dollars worth of fake computer chips from a family operation.  The man in charge of the counterfeiting, Neil Felahy, operated a factory in southeast China where he employed workers to refurbish old computers to make them look like new–so new that even the Naval Sea Systems Command, who maintains the U.S. Navy’s ships and systems, fell for the fakes.  Felahy faces up to 51 months in prison and millions of dollars in fines for his actions.


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