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Man tries to pay Applebee's tab with $1 trillion bill

Published: Feb. 24, 2014 at 1:26 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 4, 2014 at 5:57 PM EST
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(Source: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center)
(Source: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center)

SUMTER, SC (WIS) - Sumter police were called to an Applebee's last week after they received a report of a man who tried to pay his lunch tab with a $1 trillion bill. 

Michael Williams, 53, tried to pay the bill with his debit card, but after it was declined, he offered to pay his tab with a $1 trillion bill, police said.

Williams was arrested on an unrelated charge of contempt of magistrate's court. He was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay $262 in court fees.

Police continue to investigate.

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