Police: Man tried to pay tab with trillion dollar bill

akflanagan@thestate.comFebruary 21, 2014 



— Sumter Police were called to a local restaurant after receiving reports of a man who tried to pay his tab with a trillion dollar bill.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Applebee’s on Broad Street in Sumter.

Police say Michael Williams, 53, of Sumter tried to pay his bill with a debit card, but it was declined. He then offered to pay with a trillion dollar bill.

Police were called, and Williams was arrested on an unrelated charge of contempt of magistrate’s court.

The Sumter Police Department continues to investigate.

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