Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Grover Cleveland and the Million Dollar Bill

USAToday.com has an amusing story about a bogus million dollar bill that Grover Cleveland appears on. The story is John Doe accused of trying to pass $1 million bill at grocer. I wonder if the guy was expecting change?

From the article:

Guess what happened when John Doe tried to pass a million-dollar bill on Saturday at the Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh?

The man, who refused to give his name, freaked out before he was arrested and was taken to the Allegheny County Jail. Police tell the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review they expect to identify the man by his fingerprints.

The bill featured a portrait of Grover Cleveland. It was phony, police said, noting that since 1969 the $100 bill has been the largest one in circulation. They say the bill may have come from a religious group that used the bills to disguise religious tracts. (Here's a story about that group, and it's eventual confrontation with the Secret Service.)

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