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CCPD Financial Crimes Unit Attempting To Identify Counterfeiter

The Cape Coral Police Department’s Financial Crimes Unit is seeking the public’s help to identify a man passing counterfeit currency.

On December 26th, 2021 at around 10:00 p.m., an unknown white male entered Walmart located at 2020 NE Pine Island Road and purchased a pre-loaded money card with the use of two counterfeit $100 bills. Walmart Asset Protection reported that the bills were checked with a currency pen yielding a positive result for genuine currency.

A further look at the bills discovered that the $100 bills were previously $1 bills bleached/altered to look like $100 bills. Both of the bills passed on the date in question shared the exact same serial number tipping asset protection off to the fraudulent uttering of the bills.

The suspect is a white male likely between 25-35 years of age, roughly 5’6” 150-160 lbs with short brown hair. He has a tattoo (unknown style) on his right bicep/inner right forearm and left the scene in a white Toyota sedan. On the date of the crime he was wearing a white T-shirt, gray shorts, black/white sneakers (Puma style), and a gold 18”-20” necklace.

Anyone with information is asked to please call the Cape Coral Police Department at (239) 574-3223; send an anonymous tip at www.capecops.com/tips or https://new.tipsubmit.com/en/create-report/anonymous; send us a message through our social media platforms; or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Please use case report #21-028491.

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