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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:59 AM
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Man tries to deposit fake $1 million bill

AIKEN, S.C. - A bank teller had a million reasons to deny this transaction.

Police say a man tried to open an account with a $1 million bill, which does not exist. The teller refused and called police while the man started to curse at bank workers, said Aiken County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Michael Frank.

:crazy:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071128/ap_on_fe_st/odd_mil...
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ret5hd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:03 AM
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1. was it THIS guy???
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:46 PM
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11. No, it was THIS guy!
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ret5hd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:03 AM
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2. was it THIS guy???
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:04 AM
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3. What a maroon.
Hell, they even stopped making the $1000 bill years ago.

Dumbass.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:06 AM
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4. He should have just filled his tank and said, "Keep the change..if any."
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:11 AM
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5. Whoever made this "bill" wasn't even trying very hard.
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 10:12 AM by mcscajun
Current color style and recent series date? C'mon! You've GOT to do better than that. Even the smaller of the large denomination bills haven't been issued in DECADES.

I saw a $500 bill once as a bank teller in the early 80's, but even back then, as old as it was, we needed a review by an older, very experienced manager to make sure it was the genuine article. (Color copiers had just come on the scene, and counterfeiting of the $5.00 bill and other higher denominations was rampant.)

The main function of the $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 was for bank transfer payments, although they remain legal tender to this day. (The Fed removes them from circulation as they are received; banks are required to ship them to the Fed as they come in, which is extremely rare now.) The largest bill ever printed by the US Gov't was the $100,000, used solely for transactions between the banks and the Federal Reserve, in the era before technology made physical transfer transactions obsolete.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:18 AM
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6. i took a genuine $1000 bill when i was a bank teller
it took us a half-hour and literally everyone in the bank to decide to accept it for deposit. the customer was very cool about it.


i'm trying to remember where she got it...iirc, it was in her grandfather's safe deposit box for decades
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:20 AM
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7. wow. Thanks for the history lesson
I wonder if the people who still have huge bills were hiding it under their bed for many years or something?
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:30 AM
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8. You're welcome. I'd imagine anyone still in possession of large
bills either has them in safes, under mattresses, in coffee cans, or is a collector of coins/currency.

When I trained as a teller (this was more than 35 years ago) we had to know currency, in order to detect counterfeits and 'raised' bills. Some things you just don't forget. :D
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 10:55 AM
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12. That's the truly fabulous thing about DU--we represent SO many walks of life
That ANY of us can be thrust into the role of "expert" at a moment's notice!

:loveya:
rocknation
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:08 PM
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9. At least it wasn't over a $2 bill...
:hide:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:23 PM
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10. At least it wasn't one brazilian dollar bill!!1!!
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 11:06 AM
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13. Here are a couple of "oldies but goodies" from The Smoking Gun.com:
Edited on Thu Nov-29-07 11:07 AM by rocknation
...(A)...Georgia woman must think Wal-Mart cashiers are rather dumb, because she actually just tried to pass a $1 million bill at one of the retail chain's megastores...

...North Carolina cops are searching for a guy who successfully passed a $200 bill bearing George W. Bush's portrait and...signs reading "We like ice cream..."



:rofl:
rocknation
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