If you are in possession of counterfeit money, is that a strict liability thing, or do they have to prove you KNEW it was counterfeit?
Say that I go to the grocery store tomarrow, and pay with a $100 dollar bill. I get a $20 dollar bill back in change.
Little do I know, that $20 dollar bill I got back in change is actually a well made counterfeit.
Later, I go into a different store and use that counterfeit $20 dollar bill to make another purchase. But this store holds the bill up to the light or marks it with a detector pen, revealing it is counterfeit and they call the police.
Am I automatically guilty of a crime for possessing and passing it?
Or would the fact that I didnt know it was counterfeit and simply got it as change from somewhere be a defense?