Police: Suspects used counterfeit $100 bills at Swansea businesses

SWANSEA, Mass. (WPRI) — Swansea police are working to identify a pair of suspected counterfeiters before they target another business.

According to police, the man and woman passed fake $100 bills on four separate occasions.

Police said the first incident happened Aug. 14 at the Dunkin Donuts on the corner of Routes 6 and 136, and involved the male suspect.

Then, three more counterfeit bills were passed Aug. 17 at another Dunkin Donuts and a Friendly’s restaurant on Route 6 and the Dollar Tree at the Swansea Mall.

Police said the description of the female suspect was the same at those three businesses. The woman, who has bleached blonde hair, was captured on surveillance video.

The store manager at Dollar Tree said the $100 bill was faded and didn’t look right. The next day, a representative from the company’s bank confirmed it as counterfeit.

The suspects are bleaching $5 bills and reprinting them with the $100 design, according to police.

Swansea police have also contacted the Secret Service, which investigates cases involving counterfeit money.

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to contact the Swansea Police Department at (508) 674-8464.

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