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PAWTUCKET â€“ A Taunton, Mass., woman is in trouble with the law after twice asking co-workers to change $100 bills that turned out to be bogus, according to police.
Samantha Doyle, 23, was in possession of two more counterfeit C-notes when police confronted her Friday at the specialty meat-packing company, Gourmet Advantage on Delta Drive.
Doyle had no explanation for the source of the phony bills she allegedly passed off on co-workers, or the other two in her possession, said Detective Capt. John Seebeck.
The most obvious problem with the fake Benjamins?
They bore a watermark consistent with a different patriot, President Lincoln. Heâ€™s on a $5 bill, not a $100.
Seebeck said he hadnâ€™t seen the bills, but it appears that whoever manufactured them was using real $5s as the template and somehow reconfigured them to look like $100s.
Doyle was charged with possession of counterfeit bills and passing counterfeit bills. She is free on bail following her arraignment and is due for a pre-arraignment conference in Sixth District Court on Oct. 24, according to the judiciaryâ€™s website.