02 May 2008

Master Criminal


The Idea of Progress likes money as much as the next internationally recognized blogging superstar. Money allows people of tIoP's rarified status to enjoy the finer things in life, such as private jets, champagne and the occasional dip in a swimming pool full of Jello. We all have different approaches to aquiring this type of wealth.

Some are born with it, some earn it though savvy trading of stocks. Some invest in hedge funds, others write novels or pop songs. But one man had a more innovative approach, and the Idea of Progress must salute him for his creativity and audacity.

Charlie Ray Fuller, a 21 year old Texas resident, apparently wanted to start a record company. So he did what any enterprising young mogul would do. He forged a check from his girlfriend's mother's bank account and attempted to pass it off at a Ft. Worth bank. But here's where he made a small mistake that got him caught-- He made out the check for $360 billion dollars.

$360,000,000,000.

That's more than the entire bank was worth.

But the Idea of Progress salutes his gumption, and his dreams of a better tomorrow.

9 comments:

McGone said...

Isn't that how David Geffen got his label started?

I really would have loved to be sitting by this asshat when the lightbulb went off over his head.

pistols at dawn said...

Wow. Here's a tip, kids: stay in school and learn basic math, or your forgery skills will never work out.

Leonesse said...

Dream big and wear a protective helmet, Genius Boy.

Grant Miller said...

I've always wanted to write a check to myself for that amount. Maybe a little more.

rider said...

Don't mess with Texas. They don't teach decimals in their public schools.

Prime Minister Dr.Evil said...

What Pistols said.

Prime Minister Dr.Evil said...

As a little side note.




Don't invest in stocks. Do foreign currencies or invest in silver.

katrocket said...

hahahaha! Now that's just greedy.

Belinda said...

Hmmmmmm...you've gotta him credit for trying I guess. He's a little stooooopid, but at least he has a dream!