He Tried To Cash A $368 Billion Fraudulent Check

Let’s go back in the Internet Gold Hall of Fame momentarily and remember a Florida Man who tried to cash a fraudulent check.

Not just any check, but a check made out for 368 Billion Dollars.

A Strange Story Based On A Strange Story

In May 2015, Jeff Waters walked into a bank in Jacksonville, Florida, and attempted to nonchalantly cash the largest check in US history.

The teller was suspicious, so they started to ask questions. Jeff Waters told the story that will go down in history as the oddest ever. He told the teller he was sold a blank check by a homeless man named “Tito” for $100. Tito advised him that the check could be cashed for ANY AMOUNT.

So he did just that – writing the check that was drawn on the Bank of Idaho for $368,000,000,000 to “Cash” before bringing it to the bank.

After he was arrested for attempting to cash the bogus check he was incredulous and told the officers, “The bank wouldn’t give me the 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.”

He Had Grand Plans With The Money

It wasn’t like the money would not go to a good use, in fact Jeff Waters planned to use the money to create the most amazing restaurant the world had ever seen – an 80 million square feet underwater Italian restaurant.

The restaurant would be capable of sitting 30 million people at the same time while they watched sharks swim.

But we’ll never know what a restaurant like that would be like. Waters was arrested and there doesn’t seem to be any indication what happened to him after.