Man $1 Million Fake Bills Busted
By: Jennifer Hong
Published: Aug 29, 2021
Man $1 million fake bills, arrested after claiming they were special banknotes.
Man $1 million fake bills busted. A man claiming that he has a $1 million banknote is arrested after trying to sell the fake bills. African national Abu Dhabi was arrested in the United Arab Emirates for attempting to sell a fake $1 million US dollar banknote.
"The banknotes are only used by members of a US-based millionaires' club as a souvenir," stated Hammad Ahmed al-Hammadi, director of the Criminal Investigation Department at Abu Dhabi Police. The 44-year-old man told a woman that the bills were being used in international currency markets, and that he needed her help to circulate the banknotes. In addition, he promised to give her 30 percent of the revenues if she managed to sell more bills herself.
The phony notes feature the $1 portrait of George Washington and are mostly black and white on the front. Col. Rashid Mohammed Bursheed, the head of the organized crime unit, stated the suspect claims he thought the bills were real. The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven emirates situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia and sharing sea borders with Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Iran.
The UAE consists of seven states, termed emirates, which are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah. The capital and second largest city of the United Arab Emirates is Abu Dhabi. In addition, it is the country's center of political, industrial, and cultural activities.