Shopping With A Million Dollar Bill
from the yeah,-good-luck-with-that dept
There's counterfeiting, and then there's counterfeiting. It must take quite a bit of gall to shop for $1,672 worth of stuff at the local Wal-Mart, and then ask for change on the $1,000,000 bill you present the cashier. The obviously fake bill (of which the woman was carrying three at the time) didn't get very far, and the woman was arrested for counterfeiting. I just am wondering why she thought the cash register might be holding $998,328 in cash. The woman still claims she thought the bill was real - and that her husband had given the $3 million to her (it apparently never occurred to her to ask him why he was handing her $3 million in cash). Of course, the obvious reason is that she knew it was fake, but didn't think through how obvious that fakeness was. Still, it would seem like the best defense to this charge is that it was a stupid prank, rather than insisting that she believed the notes were real.