Woman tries to pass $1 million bill at Wal-Mart

Mar 11, 2004 04:13 · 106 words · 1 minute read

Amazing. At first, I thought the tale of the $1 million bill that leads to arrest was one of overzealous enforcement. Everyone’s seen $1 million bills in joke shops, right? But look at the article and see that:

Pike [the acused] then tried to use two gift cards worth only $2.32 to buy the merchandise, but when that did not work she again asked to cash the $1 million bill, Cotton said. The store then called police.

Err. This woman seriously tried to buy more than $1600 worth of stuff using a $1M bill. Wow. I wonder if there’s something like the Darwin Award for criminals?