ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI/AP) - A Rhode Island man police say used counterfeit $100 bills to make purchases at a Target store made a critical mistake.
The bills look legitimate at first glance, but their watermarks improperly display Pres. Abraham Lincoln. Police tell us the counterfeits were originally $5 bills, but were bleached and made to look like $100s.
Dana Leland of Central Falls 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 the 29-year-old Leland used the fake notes on three consecutive days at the North Attleboro 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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