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.
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.
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.”