posted on Mar, 10 2004 @ 06:31 AM
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) -- A woman was caught last Friday trying to use a fake $1 million bill to buy $1,675 worth of merchandise at a Wal-Mart near
Atlanta, and was later found with two more of the bills in her purse, police said.
The United States Treasury does not make $1 million bills, and in fact hasn't made anything larger than a $100 in thirty-five years, but people can
buy souvenirs of such a bill at some stores, police said.
"It looks real, but of course there's nothing real about this," Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton said Tuesday. "People do crazy things all the
time. I think it's just another example of some odd things that occur."
A clerk at the store immediately noticed the bill was fake when 35-year-old Alice Regina Pike handed it to her, Cotton said. Pike then tried to use
two gift cards with only $2.32 of value on them to buy the merchandise, but when that didn't work she again asked if the clerk could cash the $1
million bill, Cotton said. The store then called police.
Pike was charged with forgery. There was no listing for her phone number in directory assistance, and she could not be reached for comment.
Maybe they DO make $1 Million dollar bills where Pike comes from... THE FUTURE!
Just kidding, she's a loon, but I like how she tried to pay
with an empty gift card and when that didn't work asked to cash one of her million dollar bills. And why not? She had two more in her purse! I wonder
how many people shop Wal-Mart packing $3 Million dollars these days.
Damn thing looks pretty good, huh? Looks like she's been carrying them a while. Must be hard to cash.