Two women try to use $1million bill to pay at Tennessee Dollar General

Whatever happened to a fake Benjamin Franklin?   

Two wishful would-be criminals in Tennessee were cautioned by police earlier this week after trying to use a counterfeit $1million bill to pay for their goods – at a Dollar General store.   

Amanda McCormick, 39, and Linda Johnson, 61,  were arrested after trying to use the counterfeit bill at a Dollar General in Maryville, Tennessee. 

According to a police report, the pair appeared at the cash registry with a cart full of goods including gift cards to other businesses. 

Amanda McCormick, 39, and Linda Johnson, 61, were arrested after trying to use the counterfeit bill at this Dollar General in Maryville, Tennessee

Amanda McCormick, 39, and Linda Johnson, 61, were arrested after trying to use the counterfeit bill at this Dollar General in Maryville, Tennessee

When questioned, McCormick said she’d received it in the mail from a ‘church’. 

She also said that she intended to distribute the gift cards to homeless people. 

The employee didn’t buy it, and instead called the local sheriff. 

When police were on the scene, they asked for more information about the ‘church’ where it had come from.

McCormick of course failed to provide the information. 

Johnson played dumb, telling the police she had no idea about the money or where it had come from, and that she was just running errands with McCormick. 

It’s unclear how the two women know one another. 

They have both now been banned from the Dollar General.  

Police responded to the scene but neither woman was arrested. They were both banned from the store

Police responded to the scene but neither woman was arrested. They were both banned from the store 

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