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$100 Counterfeit Bills Used at 2 Stores

Associated Press - June 12, 2013 10:57 am

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Police are looking for a suspect who is wanted for passing fake $100 bills at two Salina businesses.

According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, a white male described as short, with medium brown hair and tattoos on his forearms purchased a $25 gift certificate from The Strand Beauty Salon, 214 W. Walnut, with a counterfeit $100 bill – and walked out with $75 in change Tuesday at about 11:25am.

Police say a similar crime occurred about a half hour later at Brooks Tan, 1839 S. 9th, when a suspect described as a 5-foot-5-inch white male, early to mid 20′s, with buzzed hair purchased a $25 gift certificate with a counterfeit $100 bill and left with $75 in cash from the store.

Police are reviewing video from Brooks Tan and are reminding stores to check watermarks and security strips on $100 bills.

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