Posted: Aug 22, 2013 3:30 PM
Updated: Aug 22, 2013 4:21 PM
On Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 9:04 am, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint from a business of a counterfeit $100 bill. The fake bill was reported by an employee of Dollar General in Bayou Vista.
On Friday afternoon, August 16, 2013, a woman used the counterfeit bill to make a purchase at the store. The deputy who responded to the complaint obtained surveillance footage from the time of the incident. In an effort to track down the origin of the bill, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office is currently seeking the identity of a female subject pictured in the video. The extent of the subject's involvement in the incident is under investigation.
The subject is described as a white female with a medium complexion and light brown hair. At the time of the incident the female was wearing a white tee shirt, light green pants, and glasses. She was also carrying a brightly colored wallet. Investigators wish to speak with her regarding the bogus bill.
Anyone who recognizes the female subject in the video pictures may contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office at 985-384-1622 or 337-828-1960.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert advises area businesses to be diligent in checking cash transactions. In this case, the bill was discovered by using a counterfeit detecting pen. Today's printing and computer technologies are capable of producing convincing counterfeit bills that will pass the pen test. But, if the money doesn't look right or feel right, then there is a good chance that it is counterfeit. Counterfeit bills should be reported as soon as possible to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office or your local police.