A North Carolina man was arrested after trying to pay for his purchases at a Walmart store with a one million dollar bill he insisted was real. He is now facing two felony charges.
There is no such thing as a million dollar bill in US Currency. The highest note produced was a $100,000 note that was restricted to exchanges between the Federal Reserve and the Treasury. The highest note produced for public use was the $10,000 bill, but no treasury note in a higher denomination than $100 has been produced since 1969.
Obviously, this bill was fake. But the man claimed it was legitimate, so Walmart employees notified the authorities.
Sadly, this isn’t the first time someone has tried this stunt at a Walmart. It happened in 2004 in Covington, Georgia, when a woman tried to pay for more than $1,600 in merchandise with a million dollar bill (featuring the Statue of Liberty) she claimed to have thought was legitimate.
Even if there had ever been a million dollar bill produced, why would anyone in their right mind believe that someone who had one would shop at Walmart? Not that I’m trying to knock Walmart’s merchandise, but at the same time, if you have enough money that you could walk around with a proverbial million dollar bill in your pocket, I would think you’d have enough money to have the store come to you.