NC Man Arrested In Walmart For Shopping With Fake Million Dollar Bill

Do you have change for a million-dollar bill?

Police say a Lexington NC man insisted his million-dollar note was real when he was buying $476 worth of items at a Walmart.

Investigators told the Winston-Salem Journal that 53-year-old Michael Fuller tried to buy a vacuum cleaner, a microwave oven and other items. Store employees called police after his insistence that the bill was legit, and Fuller was arrested.

The largest bill in circulation is $100. The government stopped making bills of up to $10,000 in 1969.

Fuller was charged with attempting to obtain property by false pretense and uttering a forged instrument. He is in jail on a $17,500 bond, and it isn't clear if he has an attorney. He is scheduled to be in court Tuesday.


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  • by Native Location: Grantsboro on Jan 3, 2012 at 06:30 AM
    I have a feeling he was joking and this will turn out to be the wrong joke at the wrong time.
  • by Jean on Jan 3, 2012 at 04:29 AM
    Thank you WITN. I like to start my day with a cup of coffee and good laugh.
  • by Mommy of 3 Location: Beulaville on Jan 2, 2012 at 06:32 PM
    Idiot!!!
  • by isn't it ironic on Jan 2, 2012 at 03:59 PM
    I once purchased a one million dollar bill from Wal-Mart in the party favors section. My niece put it in her toy register with the rest of her toy money.
  • by Anonymous Location: New Bern on Jan 2, 2012 at 01:30 PM
    I hope it was (at least) a Dyson vac! At least it wasn't a sad story, like someone killed, but a "what were you thinking" story.
  • by Ex NC Native on Jan 2, 2012 at 10:21 AM
    Why do the most idiotic things to make the news always come out of NC.
    • reply
      by Formerly O.L.I. on Jan 2, 2012 at 12:49 PM in reply to Ex NC Native
      They don't; here's an example: "Wisconsin man, 82, calls 60th polar bear plunge his last", according to AP news.
    • reply
      by Native on Jan 3, 2012 at 06:29 AM in reply to Ex NC Native
      Please note that Ex NC Native is not the Real "Native". Thanks.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jan 2, 2012 at 08:20 AM
    If it had been a smart walmart clerk she would have given him back a $500,000 a $400,000 a $99,000 and a $634.00 bill and told him it was his lucky day as he could go home and it would be shipped free to his door by FEDUP on sat 12:00 pm just go home and wait for it.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Jan 2, 2012 at 06:58 AM
    It's obvious the man has some mental deficit. It will probably come out later on.
  • by Wharf Rat Location: OIB on Jan 2, 2012 at 05:56 AM
    Maybe if he had spent the whole million and not tried to get change......
  • by BLAH on Jan 2, 2012 at 04:57 AM
    China has change for it,just ask obama.
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