The Cambrian

Counterfeit $100 bills passed at Cambria businesses

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office officials are warning local businesses about a group of people still at large after passing counterfeit $100 bills at two businesses in Cambria last week.

According to a news release, two women and a man entered an antique store within minutes of each other on May 4. They purchased small items, each of them paying with a counterfeit bill, for a total of $300, authorities said.

The group then entered a gas station with a third woman and passed another fake bill, according to a news release. The serial numbers on all the bills were identical.

The swindlers are described as a white male, approximately 20 to 25 years old, wearing a white T-shirt and black baseball cap, and sporting a star tattoo on his left hand and another tattoo on his right arm; a white female about 20 to 25 years old with brown hair and a dark complexion, wearing a pink shirt and denim shorts; a white, blond-haired female about 20 to 25 years old wearing a striped, multicolored dress; and a white female about 25 to 30 years old only described as having blond hair.

The Sheriff’s Office is warning businesses across the county to be aware of the illegal activity and visit for more information on counterfeit bills.