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Tuesday, March 09, 2004

A $1 Million Dollar Bill
There is something very sad and pathetic about this story that kind of overcomes the laugh-out-loud absurdity of it. A woman was arrested recently Monday for trying to pass a $1,000,000 bill at a local Wal-Mart. The clerk was not fooled:
Pike, who was trying to purchase multiple items that totaled approximately $1,675, was reportedly unaware that the money was fake. The suspect told Seebaran that her husband had given the bill to her before he left town on a trip.

According to the report, when the clerk was handed the bogus bill, she called over store manager Marshall Hunt who immediately recognized the bill as a fake. Apparently unfazed by the setback, Pike then allegedly tried to pay for the items with two Wal-Mart gift cards that had a combined total worth of $2.32. Still $1,598 short, Pike reportedly then asked Hunt if he could “cash the bill,” which the manager quickly refused to do.

After calling police, Hunt and the clerk tried to take the bill from Pike, but she refused to turn it over, according to the incident report. Once Seebaran arrived, it was revealed that Pike had two more $1 million bills in her purse. Pike was arrested and taken to the Newton County Law Enforcement Center on a charge of forgery.
If it is true that she really thought she was left with 3 million dollar bills, she really has been punished enough. Let her go.

Update: Or maybe not. Funny how looking at a picture of the person can sort of change your perspective on a story.

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