April 16, 2014
TEXAS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say an antique $1,000
bill proved the downfall of three teenagers on the run in Michigan.
The Kalamazoo County sheriff's department says the trio stole a
safe containing antique money from one of the youth's parents.
The Kalamazoo Gazette and the Birmingham News say they drove a
stolen van to Birmingham, Ala., where an 18-year-old tried to
exchange the $1,000 bill Thursday at a Service First Bank branch.
The U.S. Treasury stopped printing $1,000 bills in 1945, so the
bank called police. Officers arrested the teen and two 15-year-old
They remained in custody Tuesday in Birmingham awaiting return
to Michigan. They're from Texas Township, about 135 miles west of
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