March 14, 2006
A Counterfeit Just for Bill Gates
A counterfeiter was caught in California with 250 fake bills. But these were not your average counterfeit bills, given that each bill was supposedly worth a whopping one billion dollars. They bore a picture of Grover Cleveland and were ostensibly printed in 1934.
According to the story, “’You would think the $1 billion denomination would be a giveaway that these notes are fake, but some people are still taken in," said James Todak, a secret services agent involved in the probe.”
Er… yeah, most people should know there is no such thing as a billion dollar bill. But I’m just wondering what the counterfeiter intended to do with them. It’s not like he could just go into a normal store and purchase something. Or ask for change.
[Miriam A. Cherry]
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