How stupid can one criminal be?

Are stupid people more likely to be criminals?  Or are criminals more likely to be stupid than smart?  I reckon it’s something like that, because it just seems like most criminals are extremely stupid.  For instance, just this month, a man in Texas either didn’t think his plan through or he is too ignorant to realize how stupid it was.  You be the judge.

Charles Ray Fuller must have been planning one big record company.

The 21-year-old North Texas man was arrested last week for trying to cash a $360 billion check, saying he wanted to start a record business, authorities said.  Tellers at the Fort Worth bank were immediately suspicious — perhaps the 10 zeros on a personal check tipped them off, according to investigators.

Charles Ray FullerHe also was unlawfully carrying a gun and had marijuana with him.

Did he really think he could cash a check for that much money?  Did he realize that no one in the world has that much money or anything close to it?  (A few companies do, but this forged check was from his girlfriend’s mother.)  I think it’s safe to say that very few banks in the world have that much money.  I also think it’s safe to say this guy probably can’t even count to 360 billion.

Is it possible that this man has an I.Q. of 0?

2 thoughts on “How stupid can one criminal be?

  1. Kri'

    Hey, cut the guy some slack! I guess he was thinking, “you know, I’m risking it trying to cash an unauthorized check, so I may as well go for the gusto!” Give him some credit for at least trying with a bang…

    So what if that’s more money than Bill Gates has.

  2. Thomas Wayne

    So he was ambitious… I’ll give him that. But his ambition led him further down the path of stupidity. (Or is it the other way around?)

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