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

November 16, 2012 9:49:51 AM

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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 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.