Thu 5 Jan, 2012 09:49 am
Police: Man tried to use $1,000,000 bill at NC Walmart
Posted: 12:29 pm EST January 2, 2012
LEXINGTON, N.C. -- Police say a Lexington man was arrested after he insisted the million-dollar bill he wanted to use to pay for $476 worth of items at Walmart was real.
Investigators said 53-year-old Michael Fuller tried to buy a vacuum cleaner, a microwave oven and other items with the bill, and store employees called police after he insisted the $1 million note was real cash.
The largest bill currently in circulation is the $100 bill. The government stopped making bills of up to $10,000 in 1969.
Fuller was charged with attempting to obtain property by false pretense and uttering a forged instrument. He is in jail on a $17,500 bond, and it isn't clear if he has an attorney. He is scheduled to be in court Tuesday.
Fuller was charged with attempting to obtain property by false pretense and uttering a forged instrument. He is in jail on a $17,500 bond, and it isn't clear if he has an attorney.
Got change for a $20,000?
Darn, you beat me to the punch on that one.
What I wondered when I read that is if the poor guy actually thought it was real.
We saw some fake $1,000,000 bills at the Ripley's Believe it or Not Odditorium giftshop, almost got one. They did look pretty real, except for the whole "way too many zeroes" thing.
sounds like a future darwin award candidate.
To me the funniest part is where he expected to get change.
Well, that would have set him up for life.
Not to mention like a store would have that much change available....
And how the h*ll would he discretely be able to carry all the change out of the store - I don't think it would fit in his wallet.
Well, nine $100,000 bills don't take up too much space in the old wallet.
Well aren't they bigger than a $1 bill???
I can give you six Woodrow Wilson but you'll have to take the rest in Samuel P. Chases.
Joe(oh, and sixty rolls of quarters)Nation