$50,000 Check From God Bounces


IngodwetrustGrowing up in New York City, there were enough guys out there who would tell you exactly what God had told them the night before preaching on the sidewalk. But the man in  Hobart, Indiana who decided to cash a check from God found out that “In God We Trust” is on the money, not a bank policy.

Kevin Russell found out it’s not easy trying to cash a check from God. The 21-year-old man was arrested Monday after he tried to cash a check for $50,000 at the Chase Bank in Hobart that was signed “King Savior, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Servant,” Hobart police Detective Jeff White said.
Russell was charged with one count attempted check fraud and one count intimidation, both felonies, and one count resisting law enforcement, a misdemeanor. He could face prison time.
Police were called to the bank after Russell tried to cash the check, which was written on an invalid Bank One check with no imprint, White said. Russell had several other checks with him that were signed the same way but made out in different dollar amounts, including one for $100,000. via the ajc.com

Posted March 1, 2007 by
Bizarre, Fun, WTF | 5 comments

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    5 Responses to “$50,000 Check From God Bounces”

    1. Maggie on March 1st, 2007 6:29 pm


    2. Skyboxx on March 1st, 2007 9:28 pm

      In God we trust, all others pay cash…….so the sign says

      In the 1980′s in Cleveland, as memory serves there was a scam
      perpetrated by some people who purchased lots of expensive
      furniture and hi-fi (showing my age) stereo equipment.

      The check was signed by U.R. Sruud. After the scam was revealed a store manager said, ‘I even joked with the guy, asking what the initials stood for’ or words to that affect.

      The scan artist replied, I get teased alot. Seriously my name is Ulyssis Robert Scruud. My parents wanted to name me after both generals of the Civil war.

      Well no one was laughing when the scan artist racked up thousands of dollars in sales using bogus checks, that YEP
      you guessed it they BOUNCED.

      If it looks fake, it probably is.

      Then there is the white van scam. People should take the
      time to visit snopes.com or other sites exposing scams.

      It could save them lots of embarrassment, money and time.

    3. yoyo muffintop on March 1st, 2007 11:36 pm

      Well if you’re gonna sign it “King Savior, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Servant”, you might as well make it out for $1,000,000.
      Guess he thought the $50,000 was low enough that it would slip by.

    4. Carpe Noctem on March 2nd, 2007 7:29 am

      Who do you swear to
      in that type of

    5. Richard on March 2nd, 2007 1:20 pm

      Wouldn’t it be a great PR point for the bank if the check had cleared … showing that God DID bank there?

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