Man Arrested For Trying To Pass A $360 Billion Check

Meet Charles Ray Fuller, 21, of Crowley, TX. He was arrested on April 22 after allegedly trying to pass a check for $360 billion at a Forth Worth Chase bank.

The resulting news story has what may be the greatest sentence ever written:

The personal check was not made out to Mr. Fuller and when the bank contacted the check owner, the woman said she did not write a check for $360 billion.

Really? She didn’t? You’ll be shocked to hear that Mr. Fuller was also charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of marijuana. When asked why he was tying to cash a check for such a large amount, Fuller told police that the check “was given to him by his girlfriend’s mother to start a record business.” No word on whether Mr. Fuller and his girlfriend are still dating.

Man accused of trying to cash check for $360,000,000,000 [Dallas Morning News]

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  1. TechnoDestructo says:

    Haha, what a dumbass…banking at Chase.

  2. sean.thor says:

    The stark reality that the movie “Blank Check” should have been.

  3. Moosehawk says:

    I have a feeling the only exchange of currency that man has ever experienced is for drugs, and that he has absolutely no idea how much $360 BILLION dollars really is.

  4. snoop-blog says:

    this reminds me of dr. evil when he’s demanding his ransom.

  5. amggal says:
  6. ophmarketing says:

    What record business was he trying to start? Sony BMG?

  7. homerjay says:

    If he was white I’ll bet they would have just cashed it without question.

  8. BigElectricCat says:

    Didn’t the President try doing something like this with the national debt?

    Let this guy go!

  9. chartrule says:

    @homerjay:

    color has nothing to do with anything in this case

    dumb is dumb no matter what the color

  10. He looks pretty dumb. Maybe he wanted an xbox 360 and couldn’t write it on the check.

  11. Dakine says:

    This is clearly a case of politically motivated racial oppression by the Zionist Occupation Government and the police state they have created for us, “the people” to exist in.

    What kind of world do we live in when a man can’t cash a simple check for $360 billion to start up a record company anymore?

    That’s it, I’m grabbing my gas mask and tinfoil and living in the forest.

  12. dorianh49 says:

    @chartrule: Check the Consumerist deals tomorrow for a sarcasm detector. Yours might be on the fritz.

  13. twstinkers says:

    This is the textbook example of someone being “nucking futs”. Fool.

  14. katylostherart says:

    i just like the expression on his face. it so clearly says, “i’m proud to be stupid.”

  15. Me - now with more humidity says:

    We have a winner in the stupidest criminal ever contest. This beats the woman who tried to use a phony $1 million bill at WalMart, and the guy covered in blood who went to WalMart looking for trash bags.

  16. What a freaking idiot…

  17. @BigElectricCat: Try? He did not try! He did! There is no try!

  18. @homerjay: I have to say that they still wouldn’t have taken it. No sensible bank teller would take a $360 billion dollar check without questioning it.

  19. chemmy says:

    brilliant.

    just brilliant.

    YOU! OUT OF THE GENE POOL!

  20. boxjockey68 says:

    I’m laughing so hard I’m crying….

  21. donkeyjote says:

    @Papa Midnight: Nope. Take one White guy, in a expensive looking suit, to a bank in a fare-do-well town/area, and it would pass without a hitch, if the guy can keep his cool.

  22. SkyeBlue says:

    He should have taken it to Ohio to one of those payday loan/check cashing outfits. I’m sure they would have cashed it for him just for the good publicity and only charged him $160,000,000,000.00 in fees!

  23. When are news people going to realize we could care less what the criminal looks like. I want to see the check. I want to see the 1 million dollar bill. I want to see the 200 dollar bill. I rejoice in seeing exactly how far they go in trying to make it look “legit”. B/c is billion is spelled “billyun”, we would all laugh, wouldn’t we?

  24. ShirtGuyDom says:

    Shoulda gone for $360 million. Yeah, that would have worked.

  25. crazypants says:

    Shoulda gone with three hundred and sixty billion $1.00 checks – that would have been the ticket.

  26. betatron says:

    Seriously: why was he arrested?

    His offense is so utterly preposterous as to be … not credible in the least. The CORRECT response would have been “quit bothering us, kid. Now, get outta here”.

    The only ones stupider than Charlie Fuller are the people who were concerned about his check being anything other than a pathos ridden farce.

  27. mizmoose says:

    Reminds me of the guy who tried to get filled a prescription written on a slip from a stolen prescription pad.

    The genius had written on it, “1 lb mofeen”.

    (I just love calling it mofeen now.)

  28. WraithSama says:

    @homerjay:
    What? White people can cash checks for a few hundred billion dollars without question? SWEET! My money problems are over! Shortly after the bank opens, I’ll be on my way to Cancun.

  29. SkyeBlue says:

    White people can cash big checks without question? Where? Before I had an account at one of our local banks they would let me cash paychecks there because the company they were from has an account there. But the one time I tried to get them to cash a measly $4.00 check from an online survey company and they told me “No!”

  30. metaled says:

    The judge will be linient, as long as he agrees NOT TO REPRODUCE!

  31. Zyada says:

    *cough*
    That would be Fort Worth
    *cough*

  32. ironchef says:

    Now if they can only catch the idiot who spent our $3 Trillion surplus and left us with a $9.4 Trillion national debt….

  33. metaled says:

    @mizmoose:

    I wanted to see that MOFEEN story and googled it… I think it is an urban legend since every medical student posts their own version. 1 Kilo or 10 pounds, this story has been making it’s rounds for years!

  34. BigBoat says:

    I just keep giggling!

  35. banmojo says:

    this guy is almost as dumb as people who don’t get their kids vaccinated against the measles.

  36. Did you know that if you search for the string “360 check” on the Dallas Morning News site, you can view all of their internal check disbursement spreadsheets, with check numbers, charged accounts, etc.?

    Looks like a sysadmin is going to lose his job.

    FAIL.

  37. RapperMC says:

    Did three different posters really think HomerJay was being sincere? What is happening to the Internet? They’re apparently just letting anyone on these days.

  38. warf0x0r says:

    He must have been having a great day. 360 Billion in check, weed and a gun… I wish I had that kind of a day now and then.

  39. Pro-Pain says:

    My dog is smarter than this guy. No, really, he is…

    Back to the jungle with this asshat.

  40. ceokhan says:

    Dumbest things I have seen or heard this week. Talk about greedy! 36 BLN!?!? Do that many zeros fit on a check?!

  41. @ceokhan:
    I think the excess zeros spilled over to the back side of the check, or maybe he made a cute little pyramid out of them

  42. Did you know that if you search for the string “360 check” on the Dallas Morning News site, you can view all of their internal check disbursement spreadsheets

    I did not, but now I do!

    They’ve got a bunch of XLS files in the “News Articles” category, for some reason. All wide open to the public Internet.

    Excelsior!

  43. leastcmplicated says:

    @CaliforniaCajun:
    whoa! Didja tell them??? thats crazy!

  44. Angryrider says:

    They asked the person if she wrote a 360 billion dollar check? And didn’t bother to kick the guy out? Man that’s stupid.

  45. poor fella… must be hard to be born into this world without a brain.

  46. Juggernaut says:

    @RapperMC: They all need that sarcasm detector on today’s morning deals…

    @Papa Midnight: We actually had a guy cash a check for 20 mil in Jersey

    [www.app.com]

  47. SonicMan says:

    Even Bill Gates could not write one that big.

  48. oyvader says:

    @mizmoose:

    Mofeen! brilliant!

    (I used to work in a dual-diagnosis group home. Med-administration was *fun* believe me.)

  49. BillyMumphry says:

    @betatron:

    Well the the pistol and weed are 2 reasons. Terrible attempt at bank fraud just tertiary.

    “Mama said I could open up muh record sto’ bish!”

  50. tzirbel says:

    Like my grandfather used to say, “Life’s hard. It’s even harder when your stupid”

  51. stinerman says:

    @homerjay:

    If you’re serious, I’ll take that bet. Even money then?

  52. Aphex242 says:

    @CaliforniaCajun: Actually I’m not sure why those are there, but those are for the DISD (as the filename would indicated). That’s for the Dallas Independent School District. I’m *guessing* it’s related to a story they did, and some SysAdmin may still lose his job, but it isn’t their stuff.

    To all the twats trying to turn this into a racist issue – You’re as stupid as the guy in the above photo. Congrats.

  53. Wormfather says:

    @chartrule: Learn to sarcasm.

  54. bnorton says:

    Every day I read the consumerist and there is a post by HomerJay with some witty sarcastic remark and every day there are about 2-5 people that respond as if he were serious. My favorites are the ones that post after someone or multiple someones has stated it is obvious sarcasm but they couldn’t take the time to read the whole thread before they jumped to the bottom and just had to post. Keep doing what your doing homer it’s one of the best parts of my day.

  55. homerjay says:

    @chartrule: @Papa Midnight: @stinerman:
    I’m embarrassed for all of you.

  56. Rectilinear Propagation says:

    @CaliforniaCajun: OMG!!! You’re not kidding!!!

  57. smirky says:

    I honestly can’t read the headline without laughing.

    What a colossal dumb-ass!

    I agree that the dude probably doesn’t have the faintest idea how much 360 billion is.

  58. homerjay says:

    @CaliforniaCajun: Wow, the Dallas Morning News spends a LOT of money on leadership training.

  59. betatron says:

    @BillyMumphry: The bank never knew about the pistol or he’d have been charged with illegal _use_, not illegal _carry_. BTW, I checked four online stories and never did the word “pistol” appear.

    None of the stories show him becoming abusive or threatening. None of them say he refused to leave.

    Sorry, based on the reportage, i still don’t see any justification for calling the police.

  60. No matter what color you are or how professional you look, I’m pretty sure there isn’t a bank in the States that could or would ‘cash’ a check for 360 BILLION dollars. Banks do not keep anything close to that much cash on hand.

    Don’t make this into a racial debate, because in reality it’s just about one stupid person.

  61. macmatrix says:

    I just got a response from DallasNews.com the spreadsheets are for a DISD wrongful spending investigative report. They were intentionally out on the web – to show them for public record.

    No Sys Admins going down for it =)

  62. katylostherart says:

    [www.msnbc.msn.com]

    for the picture of the check

  63. Me - now with more humidity says:

    betatron: you don’t see it because you’re a goofball. The guy attempted to commit fraud. He attempted to pass a stolen check.

  64. Megatenist says:

    Hey,at least this proves that he’s smart enough to run for president….

  65. matuszek says:

    @Angryrider: If she had indeed written the check, they would have charged her with something too.

  66. kamikazee05 says:

    dumb people make me feel smart:).

    @CaliforniaCajun: I feel really bad for the guy who is responsible… my boss is really into client confidentiality so I am afraid to think of what he would do if that was me!

  67. @katylostherart:

    LOL!!! Wow, I can’t believe he tried this. What an idiot, and he looks doped up like hell. Man, that is just hilarious… It is also funnier that he denies trying to cash the check, I bet his girlfriend feels really stupid now…

  68. UshaBabages says:

    Comment on Man Arrested For Trying To Pass A $360 Billion Check I am sure it is all just a misunderstanding! He looks innocent to
    me!!!!

  69. pete7919 says:

    @CaliforniaCajun

    Unless they spend $300 million in July 2007 those aren’t their checks. It looks like a list of payments made by a school district as their are a lot ofteaching conferences and books and such.

  70. Serpephone says:

    @CaliforniaCajun: I went to the dallasnews.com website and searched “360 check” … you can STILL pull up spreadsheets with check amounts, account numbers, and vendor names…

    OMG!

  71. Derp says:

    I wonder what is label would have been called? This arrest will make an excellent rap song.

  72. alhypo says:

    Now that is how you break up with someone…

  73. Namilia says:

    @Derp: The MSNBC story says it was “Fulla Comp and Entertainment”

    As for this idiot….
    FOOL.

  74. @katylostherart: I love this line from the story the most:

    “Laird said if her family had $360 billion, “I wouldn’t be sitting here. I’d be somewhere drinking margaritas. It’s five o’clock somewhere, sometime.””

    @Juggernaut: That story had a picture of the abandoned building they stopped building halfway through a few years ago in it. It sat there for about a year unfinished. They just finsihed it a few months ago, but after all the wood being exposed to the raw elements, I wouldn’t want to rent there.

  75. StellaSquash says:

    i’m amazed that guy thought the bank kept that much cash available. Did he call ahead to make sure they had enough twenties?

  76. @StellaSquash: It was a weekend and there was a heavyweight fight going on. He saw Oceans 11, so he knew the score.

  77. Mr. Gunn says:

    Serpephone: Wow. Two FAILs in one article.

    Anyone find anything juicy in the Dallas School District spending yet? Like money for field trips to the creationist museum or 100 copies of Expelled or something like that?

  78. closed_account says:

    All the sudden this isnt such a crazy number….