According to the Los Angeles Times, Federal authorities have seized 250 counterfeit $1-billion banknotes from a West Hollywood apartment as part of a currency smuggling investigation. The bogus Federal Reserve notes carry 1934 issue dates and are stained to look old. They are a replication of 1934 Grover Cleveland $1,000 bills — manipulated to look like $1 billion.
Now, read this again.
$1 Billion bank notes.
Can you imagine going in to 7-11 to buy a pack of gum. “Sorry, I only have a billion on me. Can you make change?”