Counterfeit bills passed at two St Augustine businesses

400-COUNTERFEIT1Public Information Officer Mark Samson reported to Historic City News that the St. Augustine Police Department was called to a business on St George Street Saturday night, April 20th, to investigate a suspicious currency transaction.

Investigators arrived at Pizza Time, located at 124 St George Street at 6:20 p.m. and received a report that an unidentified, heavy set, white female, with pink hair and a piercing in her right cheek, had made a purchase and paid with what they believed to be a counterfeit $50 bill.

The customer had already left the restaurant by the time police arrived; however, video surveillance video images were captured and released to Historic City News today.

Later the same night, at 8:43 p.m., a second incident was reported to police by ABC Liquor located at 160 King Street. According to the manager on duty, a woman matching the same general description and appearance initiated a purchase and paid with a suspicious $50 bill that was later determined to be counterfeit.

Video surveillance images collected at ABC Liquors confirm that the same woman was involved in both transactions.

Anyone with any information concerning this crime or who may know the identity of those involved is asked to contact St Augustine Police Detective Kevin M. Carroll at (904) 209-3485. You can remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward by calling CrimeStoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-(888) 277-TIPS.

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