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.