Counterfeit bills pictured wrong president

A MAN who police said used counterfeit $US100 bills to buy small items in a US store made a crucial mistake – the notes carried the picture of the wrong president.

They bore a picture of Abraham Lincoln whereas real $100 bills portray Benjamin Franklin.

Dana Leland, 29, of Rhode Island, was held on $US1000 ($A972) cash bail after pleading not guilty in court to charges of tendering a counterfeit note and possession of a counterfeit note.

Lincoln is portrayed on the $US5 bill.

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