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Woman allegedly passed counterfeit checks in Paso Robles

Paso Robles police officers are asking for helping identifying this woman, who they say passed counterfeit checks at Target and Lowe’s in Paso Robles.
Paso Robles police officers are asking for helping identifying this woman, who they say passed counterfeit checks at Target and Lowe’s in Paso Robles. Courtesy of Paso Robles Police Department

The Paso Robles Police Department is appealing to the public for help in identifying a woman who allegedly passed bogus checks totaling nearly $1,000 in local businesses last month.

On March 23, the woman entered a Lowe’s home improvement store in Paso Robles and presented a check she used to purchase about $200 worth of goods, police Lt. Tim Murphy said.

Investigators believe the same person passed three other counterfeit checks at the Target store on March 29 and 30 for items totaling more than $600. Each transaction was captured on the business’ surveillance video. Police describe the culprit as a woman between 45 and 55 years old.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 237-6464, or Crime Stoppers at 549-STOP or by texting “SLOTIPS” plus your message to CRIMES.

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