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Counterfeit bills being passed in North Lake Tahoe

NORTH LAKE TAHOE – Sheriffs are asking local businesses to be aware of counterfeit bills being passed in the area.

According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, a person, described as a white male between 20 and 40 years old with a medium build who is between 5-feet-10-inches and 6-feet tall has been seen at various locations in North Lake Tahoe using counterfeit bills.

The man may also be unshaven and wearing dark clothes and a black ball cap.

On Jan. 6 the man is believed to have asked a Northstar-at-Tahoe parking attendant to change a $100 bill on Jan. 6, which the attendant later realized was fake.

On Jan. 20, the man allegedly bought a woman’s knit hat at the Resort at Squaw Creek with a counterfeit $50 bill.

On Jan. 21, the white male subject bought a crystal skull in the Village at Squaw Valley with a counterfeit $50.

The sheriff’s office said counterfeit bills in Reno have also been on the rise.

The press release also describes a white female subject, between the ages of 20 and 30, 5 feet, five inches tall, 140 pounds, brown hair with blond and purple streaks.

The press release said the female subject is associated with a tan colored Cadillac Escalade.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office asks for anyone with information to call (530) 581-6330, or call 911 if a crime is in progress.

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