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Bogus $100 bill leads to woman's arrest

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A woman was arrested after police said she tried to use counterfeit money at Greenwood Park Mall.

Lakenya McKinney, 30, 3535

N. College Ave., Indianapolis, was arrested on charges of forgery and battery.

She was trying to buy a pair of shorts at a store in the mall with a $100 bill. A store employee noticed that the watermark was of Abraham Lincoln — who is on the $5 bill, not the $100 bill — and the print did not use color-shifting ink, according to the police report.

Police believe the bill originally was a $5 that had been reprinted, the report said.

The employee told McKinney that the bill was counterfeit, and McKinney took it back and left the store, the employee told police. Security officers found the woman in another store and took her to the security office, where they said she tried to get away and shoved a security worker, the report said.

McKinney also was wanted on a warrant in Marion County. She was taken to the Johnson County jail and held without bond.

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