KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysian police have arrested a Lebanese man allegedly carrying fake currency with a face value of $66 million after he tipped a hotel staff with a $500 note, an official said Friday.
The largest U.S. note currently in wide circulation is a $100 bill. But police found bundles of $1 million, $100,000 and $500 notes in the man’s hotel room in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, said Izany Abdul Ghany, head of the city’s commercial crime unit.
Hotel staff alerted police after a housekeeper received a $500 note tip and found out it was fake when she tried to convert it to local currency at a money changer, Izany said.
The man could be charged for possessing counterfeit money and, if found guilty, face up to 10 years in jail, he said.
This is not the first time the man has been in trouble with the law in Malaysia, Izany said.
A Malaysian court charged him last week with cheating over the sale of office supplies in 2005 in a separate case. Cheating, or fraud, carries a maximum penalty of five years.
Who ever heard of a $1 million bill or a $100,000 bill for that matter!?! Maybe Dr. Evil thinks that there IS such a thing, but any sane person outside of a 6-year-old would know that there isn’t one. This guy obviously had some access to the internet to get his templates and print that fake scrilla out. Wouldn’t you want to make sure that it’s actually currency before you started using them at places!?! I guess there’s such thing as a $500 bill, but they haven’t been printed since 1945, so I doubt there are any still in circulation. It’s more likely they are in the US Treasury’s museum. Unless you count the religious money/fliers with Jesus on them, there is no such thing! Maybe his parents gave him Monopoly money as a kid. Why would you print $66 million worth and keep it on you!?! Who could ever break a $100K dollar bill for you let alone a million dollar bill!?! This guy should be arrested for being a moron instead of a counterfeiter!