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Fake $100 bills truly 'funny money'

(Court TV) -- It's all about the Abrahams. Wait, shouldn't that be "Benjamins"?

According to authorities, Earl Devine's $100 bills were printed with Abraham Lincoln's face, instead of Benjamin Franklin's.

Despite this visual error, Devine's bogus bills fooled several establishments around Lafayette, Indiana -- with one exception.

According to the newspaper The Journal & Courier, an eagle-eyed bartender who received a $100 bill from the 22-year-old man immediately became suspicious of the note's look and texture and contacted police. Devine fled the scene but was arrested shortly afterward.

Detectives called the bills "excellent fakes" in spite of other errors, such as red and blue dots that suggested the bill was printed from an inkjet printer, the report said.

Several other businesses in town and neighboring West Lafayette later reported receiving fake money.

Officers found more fake bills in Devine's wallet at the time of his arrest, but they have not determined if he made the notes or purchased them from another source.

Devine was charged with forgery on July 31.

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