crimes and misdemeanors

Brooklyn Woman Attempted to Use ‘Rare’ Abraham Lincoln $100 Bill

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A New Yorker has been charged in Pennsylvania with forgery and theft by deception for attempting to pay for bed sheets at J.C. Penney with a fake $100 bill bearing the portrait of Abraham Lincoln, who does not typically appear on the $100 bill. “What’s the big deal?” she reportedly told the Secret Service. “It’s not like I killed somebody or anything?” Fine, but you’re making us look bad.

Brooklyn Woman Had Lincoln on Her Fake $100 Bill