Blog: The million dollar swindle

Catherine Sleep | 10 March 2004

Or nearly. Plaudits to the Wal-Mart cashier who smelled a rat when a customer tried to pay for her groceries with a million dollar bill.

It’s not surprising she thought something was up. Firstly, the Treasury doesn’t make bills higher than US$100. Good spot. Also, can you really imagine a till having the required change worth $998,328.45 to hand back after the goods were paid for? Finally, if you were in possession of such a fortune, would you still buy your own groceries? At Wal-Mart?

If something seems too good to be true, it usually is.


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