Man Goes To Jail Because Best Buy Employee, Police Officer Had Never Seen $2 Bills Before

August 14, 2017


Small business owner Mike Bolesta was recently jailed after trying to pay for a car stereo installation at Best Buy with $2 bills. Apparently the cashier, as well as the police officer that was dispatched to deal with the situation, had never seen $2 bills before and thought they were fake. Bolesta was then jailed until the Secret Service verified the bills were legal tender. Our hard-earned tax dollars at work! I bet they've probably never seen $7 bills either.

Keep going for a video about the incident from the The Two Dollar Documentary.

Thanks to Frances, who pays for everything with wooden nickels.

  • Sunny1285

    Growing up in Father Knows Best era it was phony as a $3 bill. Problem, there apparently was a $3 bill [can't verify, something I read in junior high] There was also a group that counterfeited pennies during the depression. That came from an FBI type resource article I read in Junior high.

  • nateh12

    Somewhat of a side note but those pens are bogus. The companies will deny it but their active ingredient is iodine. When it comes in contact with starch it turns black. US bills have no starch. I wouldn't try it unless you have time to spare but try spending a $100 bill sprayed with starch.

  • iofo61

    You know what else you can buy with $2 bills? Nail clippers. Just sayin'

  • paperboy

    I wonder if the settlement he wins will be paid in $2 bills.

  • Draco Basileus

    He should sue them for wrongful imprisonment. Total amount for mental anguish should be $2 (plus legal fees).

  • Bling Nye

    Nah, I'd go for at least $50,000... in $2 bills.

  • Hiddnfox

    I've had managers called up to verify the authenticity of $2 bills I was using to pay for goods on more than one occasion.

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  • Marcus

    Yes, but will I be paid in $2 bills?

  • asadachi

    Can there be some sort of intelligence test for cops? Seriously, they gave that man a gun and he doesn't even know what a 2 dollar bill is.

  • TheQiwiMan

    They already do make potential cops take an intelligence test. Problem is, they weed out anyone who scores too high.

    Think I'm joking? I wish I were!

  • skeptic

    I just read weed and high. What's two bucks gonna get me?

  • The_Wretched

    There goes me being a cop.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Don't flatter yourself honey... But actually the fact you can spell and use grammar suggests you might be right.

  • MM

    fuck off you condescending cunt, jesus christ you are so fucking smug for no god damn reason you piece of garbage

  • GeneralDisorder

    Wow... someone woke up on the wrong side of the steaming bag of dicks. You ever hear of a joke? Maybe google it and get off your high horse.

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  • N H

    Why at no point did the guy just say "google $2 bills" Woz has a book of perforated $2 bills he's been spending for years

  • captaindash

    Because it's intellectually lazier to get all frightened and call a cop who's equally intellectually lazy. Googling takes initiative and you have to press all those buttons 'n stuff.

  • Jason Christopher

    JFC...if someone was going to make counterfeit money, they wouldn't make $2 bills. *facepalm*

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