CNN.com – $1 million bill leads to arrest – Mar 9, 2004

COVINGTON, Georgia (AP) — A Georgia woman who tried to use a fake $1 million bill to buy $1,675 worth of merchandise at Wal-Mart was arrested, and police later found two more of the bills in her purse.

The U.S. Treasury does not make $1 million bills, but similar-looking currency is sold in some souvenir shops. The fake bill featured a picture of the Statue of Liberty, police said.

“It looks real, but of course there’s nothing real about this,” said Stacey Cotton, police chief in Covington, about 30 miles southeast of Atlanta. “People do crazy things all the time.”

Like think they’re going to get $998,000 or so in change.


  1. Thanks for the million dollar link

    Administration to settle million dollar lawsuit…or not?