Indiana Bank Refuses to Accept Check Signed by Deity

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Police in Hobart, Indiana, said Monday they had arrested Kevin Russell after he went to a local bank and tried to cash a $50,000 check that was signed "King Savior, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Servant."  Even with all four of these distinguished signatures, Chase Bank refused to accept the check.

The check was written on an invalid Bank One check with no imprint, according to police, who were called after a not-necessarily-very-alert teller noticed the problems with the check.  Russell struggled with police and threatened them as he was being taken to jail.  Police said that Russell was carrying several other checks with him, all signed the same way but made out in different amounts.  One of the checks was for $100,000.  I guess if he had actually succeeded with the $50K check, he would then have "remembered" the other checks he happened to have with him.

Russell was charged with attempted check fraud, intimidation, and resisting arrest.  Said Detective Jeff White, "I’ve heard about God giving out eternal life, but this is the first time I’ve heard of him giving out cash."  Somebody hasn’t been watching enough televangelism, O ye of little faith.

While Detective White and the AP headline writers both referred to the check as allegedly written by "God," it is more likely to have been from Jesus, who is specifically referred to as "King of Kings" and "Lord of Lords" in the Book of Revelations (17:14, 19:16) among other places.  The fact that the word "Savior" is also used lends some support to this hypothesis.  But I hasten to add that I am not an expert in this particular field, so it is possible that these phrases are also used to refer to God.  And as I understand it, they have a joint account anyway, so it really wouldn’t matter.

Link: Yahoo! News