Counterfeit money investigated

Published 9:49 pm Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Suffolk police are seeking the public’s assistance locating a person who attempted to pass counterfeit U.S. currency, city spokeswoman Diana Klink said.

A surveillance camera image of the suspect.

A surveillance camera image of the suspect.

The incident occurred on Aug. 10 about 6:05 p.m., when the man attempted to purchase a gift card at the Farm Fresh on North Main Street using counterfeit $100 bills.

The cashier recognized the bills as being counterfeit and notified management, Klink said. The man fled the store after the cashier approached management.

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He is described as a black male in his early 20s wearing a black shirt and yellow ball cap.

Anyone who has information is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or text the keyword SPDVATIP and the tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters never have to give their names or appear in court, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.