Man Tries to Cash $360B Check

21-year-old says girlfriend's mother gave him the money
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2008 2:39 PM CDT
A Texas man was arrested for trying to check a $360 billion check.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – A 21-year-old Texas man has been busted for attempting to deposit a $360 billion check, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports, stolen from his girlfriend's mother for, he claimed, the purpose of starting his own record label. Suspicious of the sum, the bank called the check’s owner. Arriving police found pot and an unlicensed weapon on the man, rounding out the fraud charge. Bail, fortunately, was more modest: $3,750.