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Abe Lincoln on a $100 Bill?

It was a case of mistaken identity or a case of just plain dumb. According to the Jamestown Sun a Rhode Island man was trying to pass fake $100 bills at a Target store in Attleboro, Massachusetts, but the counterfeiter made one tiny mistake.

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wtvl pd

[UPDATE] Waterville Police Make Arrest of Couple Involved in Purse Snatching at Wal-Mart

From the Waterville PD facebook page:
CASE CLOSED: This afternoon, Officer Dennis Picard charged Heather Folsom, 23 and Brandon Brasher, 24 of Pittsfield for one count (each) of Class C Felony Theft by Unauthorized Taking or Transfer in the Walmart purse theft case featured on this page yesterday. Folsom and Brasher will appear in Kennebec County Superior Court on January 29, 2013 to answer this criminal charge. Thank-you to everyone who shared this information and to the several individuals who called us with tips.

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Game Online, Flickr
Game Online, Flickr

Rappers Rob Studio, Leave Song Behind as Evidence

Two men entered a recording studio as rappers and left as robbers. But its something they left behind that might do the thieves in.

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Thieves on Motorcycles Rob Mall Jewelry Store in London
The Telegraph

Watch these Thieves on Motorcycles ‘Smash and Grab’ a Jewelry Store in London Mall

In a scene that looks like it was taken straight out of an action movie, six black-clad men recently rode into a north London mall on motorcycles and helped themselves to a fortune in jewelry. Where's James Bond when you need him?

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Thief Thwarted In Hilarious Swedish Ad

We don't want to ruin this ad, so we're not going to tell you what company it's for, or what it does. We'll only tell you that it's from Sweden and that it's a riff on Apple Store robberies that happen occasionally

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Smoking Gun

10 Costumed Mugshots for Halloween

When we get older, Halloween becomes less about accumulating candy and more about letting off some steam and having a good time.

However, the mixture of alcohol and costumes are too much for some adult Halloween revelers to handle and their celebrations run them afoul of the law.

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Subway Soup
Nodame, Flickr

Subway Sandwich Artist Foils Robbery, Throws Soup At Thief in Ghost Mask

Thanks to the seasonal boom in masks and disguises, Halloween is prime time for criminals. That is, unless they tangle with the wrong sandwich slinger...

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Gilberto Valle
Facebook

‘Cannibal Cop’ Busted in New York After Plotting to Cook Women

Gilberto Valle's taste for human flesh has landed him in hot water.

The 28-year-old New York City police officer allegedly used law enforcement databases to compile a detailed digital file of 100 women whom he planned to "kidnap, rape, kill, cook and eat."

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Fox Photos, Getty Images
Fox Photos, Getty Images

Meet The Man Who Lived In Hotels On Stolen Credit Cards… For Twenty Years

Credit card fraud is one of the more annoying aspects of modern life. Thankfully, federal law limits your liability to $50, which is a good thing considering guys like Jeffrey Hawkins are around.

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Tyrann Mathieu in the BCS National Championship Game
Chris Graythen/Getty Images

‘Honey Badger’ Tyrann Mathieu Among Four Former LSU Players Arrested on Drug Charges

Former Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann “Honey Badger” Mathieu and three former LSU football players were arrested Thursday and charged with a variety of drug crimes.

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