“After his plea deal had been signed, it became clear that Bourassa had purchased enough paper to print $250 million. ‘The deal was already done when they figured out that the $50 million was missing, so there was nothing they could do. So they’re pissed. They’re as pissed as pissed could be.’ Bourassa isn’t saying where the extra $50 million went.” GQ’s Wells Tower on Frank Bourassa: the most prolific counterfeiter in American history.

+ The Guardian: Why would someone steal the world’s rarest water lily? Because it was rare.

+ Will Colorado inmate Douglas Alward escape from prison? Well, here’s one indication: He’s done it seven times before.