Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Busted with Billion dollar bills....!

Well if they were real then some of these fake billion dollar bills could be used for the Presidential fund, but no, the largest denomination available in the USA is $100...

US Customs agents in California said they had found 250 bogus billion dollar bills while investigating a man charged with currency smuggling. Really, I mean who'd have change for a billion?

Tekle Zigetta, 45, pleaded guilty to three federal counts of trying to bring cash, phony bills and a fake $US100,000 ($NZ158,252.88) gold certificate into the United States in January. I really don't know what this guy was thinking...He must feel real bad telling Baba at the State penitantary about why he was arrested.

Further investigation led agents to a West Hollywood apartment where they found the stash of yellowing and wrinkled one billion dollar bills with an issue date of 1934 and bearing a picture of President Grover Cleveland. The 34 bills are worth more than $1 as a collectors item... Who'd really spend them?

"You would think the $US1 billion denomination would be a giveaway that these notes are fake, but some people are still taken in," said James Todak, a secret services agent involved in the probe.

Tekle may well be the Nimrod of the week......

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