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Beware of Counterfeit Bills

Posted April 19th, 2019

Winter Haven Police are warning local businesses about an individual in possession of multiple counterfeit bills after he attempted to pass a bogus $100 bill.

Suspect - White male wearing black shirt and white rag on head   Image of suspect - white male with shoulder length blonde hair

On 4-17-19 at approximately 12:29 p.m., the male suspect entered the King Liquor Store (1124 6th St NW, Winter Haven), selected merchandise and then walked to the store register to pay for his selected items.

He pulled out a stack of approximately 20 $100 bills and attempts to purchase items using one of the bills. The alert clerk noticed that the bill was counterfeit. He also saw that the subject had a stack of the bills in his possession. The clerk confronted the male about the counterfeit bill and the suspect fled the store leaving the single counterfeit bill and the merchandise he wanted to purchase behind.

The suspect is described as a white male wearing a dark long sleeve button-up shirt, dark pants and the suspect also had a white piece of cloth covering the top of his head. Investigators warn businesses that he could attempt to pass the bills in our area.

Anyone with information on the suspect or information about the counterfeit bills are asked to call detectives at the Winter Haven Police Department at (863) 401-2256. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous should call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Callers are guaranteed anonymity and could be eligible for a CASH reward.