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Woman tried to pass bogus $100 bill, Hernando deputies say

SPRING HILL — Hernando County deputies say a woman tried to use a fake $100 bill, one of six she had in her possession, at a local store.

Danielle Walters, 22, tried to buy a $20 package of creatine at the Spring Hill Natural Food Store on Spring Hill Drive on Wednesday morning using the $100 bill, according to an arrest report.

When the store manager held the bill up in the light, she said she could faintly see the face of Abraham Lincoln, which is on the $5 bill. Benjamin Franklin is on the $100 bill.

The manager told Walters the bill was counterfeit, and Walters became very nervous, the report states. As the manager called the store owner, who advised her to contact the Sheriff's Office, Walters fled the store and left in a white Mitsubishi.

Deputies stopped the car a short time later at Lodge Circle and Pinehurst Drive.

Walters told deputies she had sold several items to a man in New Port Richey, who gave her six $100 bills. She said she did not know the bills were counterfeit, the report states. All six bills were recovered.

Walters was arrested on a charge of using a counterfeit bill. Walters' boyfriend, Paul Irizarry, 30, was driving the Mitsubishi. He was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license.

Woman tried to pass bogus $100 bill, Hernando deputies say 01/20/11 [Last modified: Thursday, January 20, 2011 8:11pm]
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