South Carolina man tries to pay for his meal with fake $1 Trillion bill


Williams was booked for a contempt of magistrates charge (Photo: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center)

SUMTER, S.C. (PIX11) – A South Carolina man’s Valentine’s Day lunch ended on a sour note when he was arrested after trying to pay for a restaurant check with a $1 trillion bill.

According to The State, Michael Williams dined at an Applebee’s in Sumter. When the debit card the 53-year-old tried to pay his check with was declined, he offered to pay with a $1 trillion bill instead.


The U.S. Treasury never printed a $1 trillion bill, however it can be found online as a novelty or gag gift. (Photo: EBay)

The restaurant staff was rightfully suspicious and called the authorities.

Williams was arrested and charged with contempt of magistrate’s court.

He was placed on probation and ordered to pay $262 in court fees.

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