There are two types of criminals. The ones who dedicate their entire lives to minor crimes just to get by and the ones who want to strike big just this one time.
Charles Ray Fuller was the second type. The 21-year-old man from North Texas decided to forge a check and attempt to trick the bank system into giving him a fortune. However, Fuller made a huge mistake by forging a check for the staggering $360 billion. He had previously obtained the check from his girlfriend’s mother. Fuller lied to the woman saying he wanted to start a record business and needed the money for investment.
When the bank employees saw the 10 zeros on a personal account check they immediately became suspicious and called the police authorities. When asked the account’s owner said the she had given no permission to Fuller to withdraw any money from her bank account. Fuller was arrested on the spot on a forgery charge. To make the situation even worse he was also carrying an unlicensed handgun.
The 21-year-old was released after posting a $4,000 bail.