MAN SHOPPING WITH FAKE BILLS MAY BE PART OF LARGER NETWORK

PIO Number: 18-5-17

Date: May 24, 2018

 

Broward Sheriff's Office detectives believe a man who used counterfeit bills to pay for a Target Visa gift card is part of a larger fraud network.

Around 8:30 p.m. April 29, the suspect arrived at Target, 1200 S. Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach, as a passenger in a black four-door car. He bypassed the registers on the first floor of the store and went to the lone clerk who was working upstairs. He paid for a $200 gift card and a bottle of soda using a fraudulent $100 bill, four counterfeit $20 bills and real money.

Once the store's loss-prevention employee discovered the fraud, he contacted BSO.

The suspect is described as having short, dark-colored hair and a pot belly. He wore a blue collared shirt, white shorts and sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Broward Sheriff's Office Deerfield Beach Detective Dimos Charoudis at 954-422-5829. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.

MEDIA NOTE: Surveillance video of the incident is available on our website, sheriff.org.

THIS REPORT BY:
Joy Oglesby/PIO


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