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Police looking for man who used counterfeit $100 bills at Family Dollar

Salisbury Police are looking for a man they say has used counterfeit money throughout the city of Salisbury, most recently at Family Dollar to purchase gift cards.

The suspect is described as a black male between 30 to 35 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall to 6 feet tall, about 170 to 190 pounds. He was seen walking into Family Dollar on East Innes Street on Tuesday wearing khaki pants and a teal T-shirt with a cherub on it. He had short hair and a goatee.

He bought a prepaid Visa gift card with four fake $100 bills.

Police Capt. Shelia Lingle said the cashier told officials she held the money up to the light as if to look for strip inside, but didn’t believe the money was counterfeit. A manager later looked at the money while totaling the sales for the day and said it didn’t look right, Lingle said.

All of the bills had the same serial number, she said.

Police have said there were seven businesses that reported incidents to law enforcement, two of which occurred last week. In those incidents the subject used counterfeit $20 bills. The incidents last week were reported at the Circle K convenience store, 1015 East Innes St., and Walmart, 323 South Arlington St.

The subject has also used the fake money at Sheetz convenient store and a Food Lion grocery store, Lingle said.

Anyone with information about these incidents are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245 or Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333.

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