Only $390 Billion to start a record label? Not enough!

So apparently some guy in Texas tried to cash a fake check for $360,000,000,000. When confronted he said it was a loan from his girlfriend’s mother to start a record label! Doesn’t he know he can use Tunecore and get a bunch of albums on iTunes for less than $100? He doesn’t need print advertising and billboards right? He can just post news of his releases on forums and MySpace right? Well the truth lies somewhere in between $100 and $390 Billion.

A man has been accused of attempting to pass a $360 billion check, which he claims was given to him by his girlfriend’s mother to start a record business, Fort Worth police said. Charles Ray Fuller, 21, of Crowley, was arrested on April 22 on an accusation of forgery, police said. Mr. Fuller was also accused of unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of marijuana, Lt. Henderson said. Lt. Henderson said he did not know if Mr. Fuller and his girlfriend were still together. – www.dallasnews.com

This story is funny on so many levels. Then again, this guy just pulled an awesome publicity stunt. Too bad they don’t have his MySpace URL in the news article because I would have checked it out! Maybe the real point of this post is 15 minutes of fame is not enough if you want to make it in the entertainment world.

Would you do anything illegal for fame?

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on May 3, 2008 at 12:12 am, filed under political and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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2 Responses to “Only $390 Billion to start a record label? Not enough!”

  1. Peter Wells says:

    Well, if he does try to use us, I’m going to insist on a certified or cashier’s check. :)

    –Peter
    peter@tunecore.com

  2. Ty Cohen says:

    He should have just asked me, I would have given him a free copy of my new course, “How to Start a Record a Successful Record Label” http://www.TheUltimateRecordLabel.com

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