Suspects wanted for passing counterfeit money
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies were called out earlier this month to an antique store and a gas station in Cambria on a report of a group of individuals who had passed counterfeit $100 bills to the businesses.
A man and two women entered the antique store within minutes of each other, separately purchased a small item, and then each paid for that item with a counterfeit $100 bill for a total of $300, according to a sheriff’s report. A short time later, the three suspects along with an additional female entered the gas station and passed another $100 counterfeit bill, the report says.
In each case, the serial numbers of the counterfeit bills were the same. The sheriff’s office is warning local businesses to be aware that this type of activity is taking place in the county. For more information on how to spot counterfeit bills, click here. Last year the Federal Reserve began issuing new $100 bills to fight counterfeiting. See related story – Local banks issued new $100 bills.
Description of suspects
1. White Male Adult, 20-25 years old, white t-shirt, black baseball style hat with flat red brim, star tattoo on left hand, another tattoo on right arm
2. White Female Adult, 20-25 years old, brown hair and dark complexion, pink shirt, denim shorts
3. White Female Adult, 20-25 years old, blonde hair, striped multi-colored dress
4. White Female Adult, 25-30 years old, blonde hair