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Change Please? Man Allegedly Tries to Exchange $1 Million Bills

U.S. $1 dollar bill back, with detail of "In God We Trust", 6-27-02
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Change Please?: Man Tries To Exchange $1 Million Bills
U.S. $1 dollar bill (AP)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CBS/AP) Authorities say a man from the Ivory Coast is in custody in Abu Dhabi after he allegedly persuaded a woman to try to exchange two fake $1 million bills at the United Arab Emirates' Central Bank.

Yes, it's true.

According to police, the suspect, who was identified in press reports Sunday by initials A.B., assured a 30 percent cut to the woman after the bills were exchanged, most likely for U.S. bills or UAE dirham.

The counterfeit bills, which sound more like a Parker Brothers product than a bill put out by the U.S. Mint, featured the $1 portrait of George Washington and were predominately black and white on the face of the bill.

Head of the Organized Crime Unite, Col. Rashid Mohammed Bursheed, told the National newspaper that the suspect claims he thought the bills were real.

Right, perhaps he intended to use the change to purchase hotels on Boardwalk and Park Place.