The Campaign For DA

1.03.2012

The Plan Is So Crazy That It Just Might Work


Do you have change for a million-dollar bill? Police say a North Carolina 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.

I'm dying to see a mugshot of this guy, but I can't find one. Any man who can stand at a counter and "insist" that a million dollar bill is real, has got to have eyes like Charlie Manson.

But, you know, there was a chance he could have pulled this off. I have this vision of some part-time Walmart clerk just counting out change in the amount of $999,524 and then Fuller just walking off with the cash into the parking lot like he just pulled off Ocean's 11.

And he also has something in common with Sam Hurd and his desire to be a big time drug dealer: If you are going to go, go large.