John Hinton
Winston-Salem Journal
January 2, 2012

Editor’s note: Only the Federal Reserve is permitted to print counterfeit money. In 1934 during the First Great Depression, it printed the largest bill yet – a $100,000 bill for use between banking cartel members.

Talk about leaving the store with a big chunk of change.

A Lexington man is accused trying to use a fake $1 million bill to pay for his purchases at a Walmart.

Michael Anthony Fuller, 53, of 3 Parker St., walked into the Walmart on Lowes Boulevard in Lexington on Nov. 17. He shopped for a while, picking up a vacuum cleaner, a microwave oven and other merchandise, totaling $476, an arrest warrant says.

When he got to the register, Fuller gave the cashier the phony bill, saying that it was real.

Store staff called police.

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