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I’d Like My Change in $10,000 and $50,000 Bills, Please

Michael Anthony Fuller, 53, went to the Walmart in Lexington, N.C., and picked out a vacuum cleaner, a microwave oven, and other items. The total came to $476, and he paid cash, looking forward to breaking a big bill — a $1 million bill. Store staff rolled their eyes and called police, who arrested Fuller on two felony charges: attempting to obtain property by false pretense, and uttering a forged instrument. There have been no bills in general circulation larger than $100 since 1969; there has never been a $1 million bill. Fuller allegedly made the bill himself. (RC/Winston-Salem Journal) ...That is stupid: why make them when you can buy a 5-pack for $10?
Original Publication Date: 08 January 2012
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 18.

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