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The Confused Couterfeiter

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Did you hear about the guy who needed money. He was a big thinker. If he was going to risk counterfeiting money, he was going to make it worth his while. If his scheme worked, he’d give the cashier a big bill and get real money in exchange for fake money. So he decided to pass off not a counterfeit $100 bill, not a counterfeit $1000 bill, not even a couterfeit $10,000 bill, but a counterfeit $1,000,000 bill!

Well, he thought big, but he thought badly. First, you have to suspect that the average checkout clerk doesn't keep a million dollars in her drawer. Second, you have to think that a one million dollar bill is going to attract some extra attention and might even bring the scrutiny of the store manager. Third—this is the clincher—there is no such thing as a $1,000,000 bill. The largest currency printed in the U.S. is a $100 bill! Well, you know how it ended. The police showed up and arrested him. His dreams went up in smoke . . . just like they always do when you put your trust in money whether its counterfeit or not.

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