Florida Man Attempts to Cash $368 Billion Check

Florida man buys a blank check for $100, writes it out for $368 billion and tries to cash it to open an Italian restaurant.

Only in Florida will a man casually walk into a bank and hand them a $368 billion dollar check, expecting to cash it.

This is exactly what Jeff Waters did, after saying that a homeless man had sold him a check for $100 that he claimed could be “[written] for any amount” that he desired. The check was issued by the Bank of Idaho in the 90s.

Waters made the check out to “cash,” and wrote his desired $368 billion amount, with the goal of building the best Italian restaurant in the world.

“It’s always been my dream to own the best Italian restaurant in the earth,” Waters told police. “I’m 10% Italian. Cooking authentic Italian food is in my blood. I had planned to make the restaurant 80 million sq. feet and able to accommodated (sic) 30 million eaters at once, plus it was gonna be totally underwater so people could look at sharks while they ate. But the bank wouldn’t give me my money they owed me. Tito said the check was good for any amount I wanted to write it for. So blame Tito, not me. I’m as innocent as a schoolgirl.”

Upon searching Waters, police found bath salts and Chinese throwing stars on him. He was arrested for possession of these items plus forgery of a check. He was released after posting $23,000 bail.



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Daniel Heppner
Daniel Heppner
My big interests are photography, IT, and electronics. I like to get out the soldering iron and build things for my house that light up. I've traveled around the world taking pictures and consider the viewfinder an extension of my eyeball. I build computers for myself and friends for fun, and have experience with software programming. I have experience programming underwater robots for robotics competitions, as well as wiring up the circuitry for them.

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