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Portage Co. Crime Stoppers: Counterfeit Money

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - Police are searching for two thieves using counterfeit money.

Between Nov. 22-23 the two used bogus $100 bills in at least nine businesses in Stevens Point and Plover.

Stevens Point police say the bills are series 1977 with the serial # G20829217A.

"The two thieves targeted restaurants and gas stations using fake bills to make small purchases so they could get a large amount of money back," Sgt. Dana Williams said.

Investigators released a security camera photo of the female suspect and provided descriptions of both and their vehicle:

#1-Female: Black - long black hair. Mid 30-40s.

#2-Male: White - shaggy hair. Mid 30s. 5'10" and 160 lbs

#3-Vehicle: Possibly a black VW 4-door

Investigators remind store owners to have a policy for accepting larger bills.

"Counterfeit detector pens are a must and can be found at office stores," Sgt. Williams advised.

When marking the bill with the pen clear or yellow means the money is good.

Grey or brown indicates the money is suspect.

Sgt. Williams adds store workers should contact their supervisor or law enforcement if they have questions.

If you have any information on the bogus bills you are asked to contact Portage County Crimes Stoppers.

You may: call 1-888-346-6600

* Tap the App: P3 Tips (Search P3 Tips in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app to your mobile device)

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You can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.

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Melissa Langbehn

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