Czech Girl Attempts to Exchange Million Dollar Bill

Police in Uherské Hradiště responded to a most unusual call at an exchange office earlier this year

Dave Park

Written by Dave Park Published on 01.03.2016 14:20:32 (updated on 01.03.2016) Reading time: 1 minute

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Officers in Uherské Hradiště were in for a bit of surprise in January when responding to a call at an exchange office.

There, they found a young girl who had attempted to exchange a high-value dollar bill and immediately raised suspicions. The bill’s amount: a cool $1,000,000.

Police photographed the unusual note and “handed it over to the Czech National Bank for expert opinion,” according to Týdeník Policie.

Presumably, the CNB confirmed what everyone had expected: the bill was not the real deal.

Backstory: the young girl had offered to buy a video game for her friend, an 11-year-old boy. The boy had no cash on hand, so he searched his parents’ closet.

There, he found the US bill with a bunch of zeroes; neither child knew how much the currency was worth, but the girl decided to try her luck exchanging it. The bill was, in fact, a souvenir purchased by the boy’s father while in the states.

Had the young lady been successful in her endeavor, she would have walked away with just shy of 25 million crowns, minus exchange fees. 

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