Man’s attempt to pay Applebee’s check with $1 trillion bill doesn’t work

Will Lerner
Odd NewsFebruary 24, 2014

On Valentine’s Day, Michael Williams went to the Applebee’s in Sumter, South Carolina for lunch. The 53-year-old tried to pay for his meal with a debit card, but it was declined. As The State writes, it’s what he did next that got him into trouble.

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Mr. Williams tried to pay up with a $1 trillion bill. WIS Channel 10 reports that police were called to the scene, but that they didn’t arrest him for the fake currency. Rather, our would-be trillionaire friend was arrested on an, “unrelated charge of contempt of magistrate’s court.” He was sentenced to probation and owes the court $262 in fees. There is no word if he tried to pay that with a $262 bill.

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If you’re wondering like I was, what the largest currency in the country is that’s currently in circulation, it’s the $100 bill. The largestdemonization in history, however, is the $100,000 bill featuring Woodrow Wilson. The Treasury Department’s website states, “The notes were used only for official transactions between Federal Reserve Banks and were not circulated among the general public.”

More info: The State, WIS