View Full Version : You gotta think BIG

Lurker the Second
02-05-2008, 19:50:58
From today's paper:

A lot of zeros: Chares Ray Fuller, the police say, had it in mind last week to start a record business, and figured he might as well finance it by cashing a forged check drawn on his girlfriend’s mother’s account, The Associated Press reported this morning. Not that The Lede has any firsthand experience with this, but one imagines that a check-forger-to-be inevitably faces a moment when, with pen poised, he or she must decide exactly what amount to try for.

How about, oh, $360,000,000,000? Yeah, that ought to do it.

At the Chase Bank branch in Fort Worth, Texas, where the police said he tried to cash the check, the teller apparently thought something was amiss, seeing as how the amount far exceeded the bank’s total market capitalization and all, so officials contacted the account owner. When she told them that, no, she hadn’t written any multibillion-dollar checks, Mr. Fuller was arrested and charged with forgery (not to mention possession of a small amount of marijuana and a .25-caliber pistol), and later was released on $3,750 bail — cash or bond, please, no personal checks.

02-05-2008, 21:28:30
He's brilliant. Brilliant I say.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
04-05-2008, 18:30:10
He should get a big fat job at Wall Street now.

05-05-2008, 00:12:06
Maybe that explains certain CEOs paychecks, though?

05-05-2008, 08:20:45
so Chares Ray Fuller is how you translate Jérome Kerviel then

05-05-2008, 23:26:35
hmm.. that is not what i thought of..

06-05-2008, 10:27:07
to the amount of threehundred and sixty billion dollars.

So where's that Kerviel person now?