Man Charged with Making and Then Trying to Spend a Fake $1 Million Bill at Walmart

Was it counterfeiting or a postmodern approach to monetary expansion? Either way, police in Lexington, North Carolina allege that a man approached a register at a local Walmart with $476 worth of household goods. He tried to pay for them with a $1 million bill that he made himself:

Store staff called police.

Fuller was later charged with attempting to obtain property by false pretense and uttering a forged instrument, both felonies, court records show.

A warrant says of the fake million-dollar bill: "There is no such thing."

The largest bill in circulation is a $100 bill. In 1969, federal officials discontinued the use of $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills because of lack of public use.

The largest note ever printed was the $100,000 bill, which featured President Woodrow Wilson. The bills, which were not available to the public, were printed from Dec. 18, 1934, through Jan. 9, 1935, and were used for transactions between Federal Reserve banks.


Link -via Stuff | Photo: Deborah Fitchett

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The point in counterfeiting is not to buy stuff, but to buy just enough stuff to get a decent amount of change back. So you buy a pack of gum with a fake 20, and you pocket a decent amount of real money.

There's a good case for the defence here, since no sane person could reasonably expect this to succeed.
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