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