Monday, January 7, 2008

memo: banks don't accept $1,000,000 bills

Alexander D. Smith is not the brightest bulb on the tree. In fact, at 31-years-old, Alexander has recently distinguished himself as one of the most spectacularly inept counterfeiters of all time.

In late November, Alexander walked into a bank in Clearwater, Georgia, and attempted to open a new account.

The bank representatives, of course, were happy to talk with Mr.Smith when he said he wanted to open the account. Everything seemed pretty normal until Mr. Smith produced his opening deposit: a spanking-new $1 million dollar bill.

This struck the bank officials as just a little odd, since the largest bill produced by the US is the $100. The banker, of course, was not fooled for second and immediately notified police.

Interestingly, Mr. Smith was incensed when his $1 million bill was questioned (wouldn't you be?). When the police arrived, they found him yelling at the bank employees.

Smith has been charged with two counts of forgery and one count of disorderly conduct. (He was charged with two counts of forgery because before he arrived at the bank, Smith stopped at a store and bought some cigarettes with fake money. No report on what size bill he used to purchase the cigarettes.)

You may remember that back in October, I posted a story about a person who tried to pass a $1 million bill at a department store near Pittsburgh. I wonder if their bills were made in the same place....


josey said...

what in the heck?? LOL!! i'm just in the...what in the...why do people...HAHHAHA!!! DUMMIES!!

The Ex said...

That's top notch stupidity. I really am at a loss for words.