Crime

Suspect changed his jacket to spend fake $100 bill at SLO toy store

San Luis Obispo Police are searching for this man, who has been caught on several surveillance footages using counterfeit $100.
San Luis Obispo Police are searching for this man, who has been caught on several surveillance footages using counterfeit $100.

San Luis Obispo police are joining the search for a man who made a string of purchases with counterfeit $100 bills in San Luis Obispo and Atascadero.

The man bought an item at the Whiz Kids toy store in San Luis Obispo on Feb. 25, and when employees realized the bill he used was fake, they contacted the San Luis Obispo Police Department. He was caught on video surveillance and can be seen wearing a bright blue jacket.

The same man was also spotted on several surveillance videos from various businesses in Atascadero. He passed two fake bills on Feb. 21, one on Feb. 25, and attempted to do so again Feb. 28, said Atascadero police Sgt. Robert Molle. Previously, an image showed him wearing a multicolored hoodie on surveillance video.

San Luis Obispo police ask that anyone who knows the identity of the suspect or can provide additional information call 805-781-7312.

Megan Henney: 805-781-7915, @megan_henney

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