Counterfeit Bills Spent at Whitman Store

Suffolk police say woman passed $500 in bad currency.

Suffolk County Police are seeking the public's help to identify and locate a woman who purchased clothing with counterfeit money in Huntington Station.

A woman, who was in the company of two men, went into the Banana Republic, at Walt Whitman Shops, and purchased more than $430 worth of clothing by paying with five counterfeit $100 bills on Jan. 17. The three left the store on foot on the Route 110 side of the mall.

The woman was described as light-skinned black and in her mid 20s. The males were described as black and in their mid 20s.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS. 

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All calls will be kept confidential. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

Linda Otta February 27, 2013 at 03:25 PM
yes, more security, thats the answer. Police state USA. How about CRIME CONTROL be addressed instead of people control?
Bebe February 27, 2013 at 03:47 PM
well, a bigger mall with more area to cover would need more security personnel and isn't mall security supposed to be crime control? or do you endorse shoplifting? :/
Big_E February 27, 2013 at 07:27 PM
First, we should not assume the woman knew the bills were counterfeit. Second, why was the store not checking the bills? Every time I spend a bill larger than a $20, they take out that pen and mark the bill to see if it's real. Why did this store not do that?
Jason Molinet February 28, 2013 at 01:17 AM
@Big E: Agree.
George February 28, 2013 at 02:48 AM
I agree with Big E Somethings fishy here. I'd be checking the people who worked the register on this one


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