Man tries to deposit fake $1M bill
AIKEN, S.C. - A bank teller in Clearwater had a million reasons not to
open an account for an Augusta, Ga., man Monday, authorities said.
Alexander D. Smith, 31, was charged with disorderly conduct and two
counts of forgery after he walked into the bank and tried to open an
account by depositing a fake $1 million bill, said Aiken County Sheriff's
spokesman Lt. Michael Frank.
The employee refused to open the account and called police while the
man started to curse at bank workers, Frank said.
The second forgery charge came after investigators learned Smith bought
several cartons of cigarettes from a nearby grocery store with a stolen
check, Frank said.
The federal government has never printed a million-dollar bill, Frank said.
This photo, supplied by the Aiken County,S.C., County Sheriff's Office,
shows a fake $1 million bill, which a man tried to use to open an
account in a Aiken, S.C, bank Monday, Nov. 26, 2007. Alexander D.
Smith, 31, was charged with disorderly conduct and two counts of
forgery after he walked into the bank and tried to open an account by
depositing thefake $1 million bill, said an Aiken County Sheriff's
spokesman.(AP Photo /Aiken County,S.C., Sheriff's Office)