X-"Tapping 'The Bank'" - Neil Henry - Washington Post

Byline: Neil Henry; 1980-05-06; The Washington Post; pages 1

Report: "Down & Out" - Neil Henry - Washington Post

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To the bums of Washington, getting by meant flipping fingers through the coin return slots for spare change, scavenging sidewalks outside fast food joints for packets of sugar, and knowing what times the soup kitchens opened. It meant tricks such as clipping the corners of a five-dollar bill, pasting the "5" digits over the "1" digits on a one-dollar bill and trusting cashiers to be none the wiser.

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Washington Post article titled, "Tapping 'The Bank.'" Written by Neil Henry in 1980.