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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Stupid Criminal for the New Year

Not the actual bill used in the story. Picture found here.

What better way to start out the new year than with a new Stupid Criminal story?

Cops: Man tried to use $1,000,000 bill at Walmart

LEXINGTON, N.C. - Do you have change for a million-dollar bill?

Police say a North Carolina man insisted his million-dollar note was real when he was buying $476 worth of items at a Walmart.

Investigators told the Winston-Salem Journal that 53-year-old Michael Fuller tried to buy a vacuum cleaner, a microwave oven and other items. Store employees called police after his insistence that the bill was legit, and Fuller was arrested.

The largest bill in circulation is $100. 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.

Story found here.

I just love that this guy thought he could get away with this. Is he even aware of how much a million dollars is? Did he really think a Walmart store would have change for a million dollar bill? And why stop at only $476 worth of merchandise? I could have bought a LOT more stuff if I was trying to pass off that kind of money. At least buy a better vacuum, or something!