Honest Abe on $100 bill trips up alleged counterfeiter

March 26, 2012

A woman who attempted to buy cigarettes with a counterfeit $100 bill earlier this month might want to brush up on her monetary history.

According to the Brown Deer police report:

The woman attempted to use the bill in the liquor department at Pick 'n Save, 9200 N. Green Bay Road, at 7:55 p.m. March 3.

The clerk used a pen which proved the bill was real but when held up to the light the image of Abraham Lincoln was seen. Lincoln is found on $5 bills while Benjamin Franklin adorns $100s.

When the clerk told the woman her bill was counterfeit she asked for it back. The clerk said no and the woman left.


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