Man Arrested Trying To Break Phony $1 Million Bills

A man in Abu Dhabi went to the central bank in the United Arab Emirates. He presented what he said were two $1 million bills. He asked for change. Bank tellers became suspicious and called police.

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The economy may be showing signs of slowing again, but this would not have been a problem for a man in Abu Dhabi. He went to the central bank in the United Arab Emirates and presented what he said were two $1 million bills and asked for change. The bills did have George Washington's picture of them and the man was offering tellers a 30 percent cut of the change. But for some reasons the tellers were suspicious and called police. Instead of being green, the bills were mostly black and white.

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