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Man Tried to Cash Check for $360 Billion

We've featured many stupid criminals on Neatorama, but I think this guy may just be the dumbest one yet. Meet Charles Ray Fuller, who was arrested for forgery when he tried to pass a check for ... $360 billion! (Yes, that's $360,000,000,000).

He claimed that it was given to him by his girlfriend's mother to start a record business.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/050108dnmetbillion.b623795f.html - via reddit


Hmm. Well, presumption of innocence and all. They should have cashed it. After all, it might have cleared. Sorry to see people have become so cynical.
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Ola Amigo: "Hmm. Well, presumption of innocence and all. They should have cashed it. After all, it might have cleared. Sorry to see people have become so cynical".

That is about 6 times Bill Gates' net worth. Not only is it not possible to honor a check in such an amount, but look at the guy's picture. Would you look at this guy (preparing to be flamed with accusations of racism)
and think to yourself "This guy is the richest man in the world"?

Cynicism? More like Realism.
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ps: I don't know about racism but you could be a blindist. A blind person I know never opens their eyes, perhaps that is how he made the mistake of putting the cheque in before its validation date?
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I think anyone, no matter what they look like, is going to raise suspicion trying to cash a check that large. It's not cynicism at all. It's realism and luck in that someone was stupid enough to try and pull it off.
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Sky, accusations of racism? I think you might deserve it.

What should a billionaire look like? Bill Gates isn't exactly suave.
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Hahahahahaa.... It begins.

Our first Flamer (pun intended) was not only the first to cry "racist", but also managed to compare this young man's un-showered appearance to the "not exactly suave" Bill Gates'. You do see the difference right? Are you so bent on playing the race card that you will reach so far to wrap credibility around your point.

I look at this kid and see that he is black, but that is not all that I see and that certainly does not disqualify him from the likelihood of being the richest man alive. Rather, it is the fact that realistically a man who could amass such a fortune would most likely be smart enough to at least take a shower before going in to a bank to cash such a check.

I hope I don't have to explain why the notion of trying to cash such an amount in the first place is just beyond ridiculous.
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Hahahahahaa.... It begins.

Our first Flamer (pun intended) was not only the first to cry "racist", but also managed to compare this young man's un-showered appearance to the "not exactly suave" Bill Gates'. You do see the difference right? Are you so bent on playing the race card that you will reach so far to wrap credibility around your point.

I look at this kid and see that he is black, but that is not all that I see and that certainly does not disqualify him from the likelihood of being the richest man alive. Rather, it is the fact that realistically a man who could amass such a fortune would most likely be smart enough to at least take a shower before going in to a bank to cash such a check.

I hope I don't have to explain why the notion of trying to cash such an amount in the first place is just beyond ridiculous.
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Sky-
Don't worry. Accusations of racism are the internet tough guy's last resort when he doesn't have any other way to back up his argument. The aforementioned attempted crook has a crooked haircut and appears to be barely out of puberty. It doesn't take a rocket surgeon to figure out he's not likely to be a multi-billionaire.
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yeah i'm sure the number spread across two lines at least"

36, 000, 0
000, 000.

Ola Amigo, know that at least one person understood very keen sense of humor!
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Geez, Sky. You're the one who brought up the whole race card bit. Now you're attacking me for saying you might deserve a little criticism, because appearances can be deceiving? Forget about the race card - I don't think you're playing with a full deck.

He looks like he didn't shower? How can you tell that from this picture? Really, Sky, the more you talk, the more you project your own confrontational attitude, especially with the "pun intended" crack. You're simply trying to provoke something.

This is not the picture of the young dummy when he walked into the bank - this is a mug shot. Perhaps he was well-dressed and had his eyes open when he made his ill-advised attempt at fraud.
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STUMBLED!

haha...I think Ali S. nailed it right on the head, perhaps this was her way of getting rid of him.

VOTED for this dummy at:
http://www.newsdots.com/oddities/man-tried-to-cash-check-for-360-billion/
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It's probably worth noting that the full story details that he actually also got caught with a weapon and marijuana on him. So, if he's not the stupidest criminal for trying to cash a 360 billion dollar check, he certainly gets some points for being so confident that it would clear that he didn't leave his gun or drugs at home.
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Okay, I think the point here is he's another dumb criminal. Really dumb one.

Or live Christophe and many others have said. Waiting for the dollar to continue to devalue...It's bad when we're equal in value with Canadian dollars...
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Ummmm.....I have to explain myself..good grief!

Well Officer it was like this.
Ola Amigo at May 1st, 2008 at 1:20 am
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>Hmm. Well, presumption of innocence and all.They shoud >have cashed it. After all, it might have cleared Sorry >to see people have become so cynical.

Nowz I thought to myself that was a neat touch of the ridiculous as a joke...soz I joined in, espec after 'Sky' seemed to take it seriously but. So I made a tie-in joke about the declining value of the greenback (thus Yanq peso) and the cheque being future dated. You know you put a date two weeks in the future on the cheque and it can't be presented/cleared till then. Get it....future dated and in that time the USD is like the Zimbabwean dollar (bad).

Ok, with me so far? Next, I reread the Sky post and picked up their concern about being a racist and so helpfully suggested it might be 'blindist' (he has his eyes closed just like a blind person I know always does)...thus I made a joke about that being the reason he put the future dated cheque in cos he couldn't read the date!!!

HTH's : )

Now let me explain how black is really white and then watch you all get run over on the next Zebra crossing you walk over (apols to DA)
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I read up... saw something about racism. I don't think it's cuz he's black that Sky said that, I think it's just because he doesn't even look like he has a grand :p even if he was white and looked like that everyone would think he's a fraud.

(by the way, stumbled)
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via SU

Larfin Jackarse

For future reference, if you have to explain the joke, it's not funny.

As to the genius in the mug-shot, what a dolt. How is that even possible to not know how much 36,000,000,000 is?
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To Sky:

I enjoyed your use of metaphoric imagery when you wrote "wrap credibility around your point." That is, in my opinion, brilliant. It tells me you can write legibly and as an educated person.

That is all I have to say. I'd rather say something, ONE thing, that is positive, than a thousand negative things.

Blessigs,

ts
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