North Carolina Man Arrested After Trying To Purchase Items At Wall-Mart With Million Dollar Bill

North Carolina Man Arrested After Trying To Purchase Items At Wall-Mart With Million Dollar Bill – Winston-Salem Journal

A Lexington man is accused trying to use a fake $1 million bill to pay for his purchases at a Walmart.

Michael Anthony Fuller, 53, of 3 Parker St., walked into the Walmart on Lowes Boulevard in Lexington on Nov. 17. He shopped for a while, picking up a vacuum cleaner, a microwave oven and other merchandise, totaling $476, an arrest warrant says.

When he got to the register, Fuller gave the cashier the phony bill, saying that it was real.

Store staff called police.

Fuller was later charged with attempting to obtain property by false pretense and uttering a forged instrument, both felonies, court records show.

A warrant says of the fake million-dollar bill: “There is no such thing.”

The largest bill in circulation is a $100 bill. In 1969, federal officials discontinued the use of $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills because of lack of public use.

The largest note ever printed was the $100,000 bill, which featured President Woodrow Wilson. The bills, which were not available to the public, were printed from Dec. 18, 1934, through Jan. 9, 1935, and were used for transactions between Federal Reserve banks.

Fuller was being held Friday night in the Davidson County Jail with bond set at $17,500. He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

Lexington police Sgt. Shannon Sharpe said the case is unusual.

“It is kind of strange,” Sharpe said.

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2 thoughts on “North Carolina Man Arrested After Trying To Purchase Items At Wall-Mart With Million Dollar Bill”

  1. i think the 500 and 1000 dollar notes are still out there mostly by collectors, i did a engraving of a 1,000,000 note i put obama on it and got a cup of joe for it.

    there were also fractional notes of less than 1 dollar.

    all of them are still legal tender but are worth more than face value to collectors.

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