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Police: RI man's fake $100 bill had wrong face

3 years ago November 15, 2012 Nov 15, 2012 Thursday, November 15 2012 Thursday, November 15, 2012 11:55:37 AM CST in News
Source: Associated Press

ATTLEBORO, Mass. - A Rhode Island man police say used counterfeit $100 bills to make purchases at a Target store made a critical mistake.

The bills had a picture of President Abraham Lincoln on them. Real $100 bills bear a picture of Benjamin Franklin. Lincoln's portrait graces the $5 bill.

Dana Leland of Central Falls, R.I., was held on $1,000 cash bail after pleading not guilty Wednesday in Attleboro District Court to charges of uttering a counterfeit note and possession of a counterfeit note.

Police tell The Sun Chronicle (http://bit.ly/XbZccR ) the 29-year-old Leland used the fake notes on three consecutive days at the North Attleborough store to buy items worth less than $25.

Leland's lawyer said her client has struggled with drug and alcohol problems and untreated mental health issues, and had a relapse.

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