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Help wanted to identify female suspect using counterfeit money at local stores

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public's help to identify and locate a woman wanted in connection with using counterfeit bills at local businesses in the North County.

According to a San Diego Sheriff news release, on April 14, 2018, an unknown Hispanic woman used a counterfeit $100 bill at Yogurt 101 located at 153 N. Highway 101 in Solana Beach. She purchased $14 in food, paid with a counterfeit $100 bill and received $86 in change from the clerk.

On April 19, 2018, the same female suspect used a counterfeit $100 bill at Sun Splash located at 2673 Via De La Valle in Del Mar. She purchased lotion for $21, paid with a counterfeit $100 bill and got $79 in change, the news release stated.

The same suspect is also believed to have used a counterfeit $100 bill at a business in Carlsbad. The suspect is described as a 25 to 35-years-old Hispanic woman who stands between 5’4” and 5’6” tall. She has long, dark wavy hair and a tattoo on the right side of her upper chest. The suspect also appears to be pregnant, according to the news release.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station at (760) 966-3500 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Information on how to send anonymous emails and mobile app tips can be found at www.sdcrimestoppers.org.

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