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Investigation into Stack of Counterfeit Bills

(La Porte County, IN) - La Porte County Police are trying to identify a woman caught with a roll of counterfeit money.


The woman was able to make a purchase with a phony $20 bill last week at the Speedway station at U.S. 35 and U.S. 20. She eventually returned and tried to put money on a gift card with seven more worthless $20 bills. However, this time, the clerk tested the bills and found them counterfeit. The clerk would not hand the counterfeited bills back over to the suspect when she requested them, causing her to leave. 


Later, the woman called the gas station and apologized, saying they were given to her by someone else. Police said all of the bills had the same serial numbers and were printed on regular paper.


The suspect is white in her 30s or 40s and short with a thin build. She also had brown hair.


Investigators hope video footage of the transaction will provide clues about her identity. 

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