Hey, buddy, can you break a mil?

From the What Was He Thinking files:

Authorities say a man who tried to deposit what he presented as a $1 million bill has been charged with drug possession in Iowa.

A criminal complaint says Sioux City police officers were called to a Northwest Bank branch Thursday to talk to a man who tried to deposit the bill into his account. The officers asked 33-year-old Dennis Strickland whether he had any more of the bills and that a baggie fell out when he emptied a pocket. The complaint says the baggie contained methamphetamine.

Quelle surprise.

Anyway, they can’t bust him for counterfeiting: there has never been an official $1 million bill from the Treasury, and therefore the bill he tried to deposit does not meet the legal standard for counterfeiting.


  1. fillyjonk »

    14 August 2017 · 2:27 pm

    I quote my father: “They call it ‘dope’ for a reason.”

  2. McG »

    14 August 2017 · 4:56 pm

    Wasn’t somebody arrested a few years back because the store clerk and the cop were both convinced there was no such thing as a $2 bill?

  3. CGHill »

    14 August 2017 · 5:22 pm

    I do recall this incident.

  4. Dan T. »

    14 August 2017 · 7:16 pm

    Perhaps of some relevance:

    The £1,000,000 Bank-Note, by Mark Twain

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