Bakersfield woman tried using fake money, fled scene when clerk called officers

Officials: Counterfeit currency is illegal

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -  

A woman fled a business when a clerk called officers regarding a counterfeit bill on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

A a 50 to 60-year-old woman, about 5’3” tall, and 120 pounds, brown eyes and brown shoulder length hair, entered a business in the 6000 block of Niles Street attempting to get “change” for a $100 bill. 

An alert clerk suspected the bill was counterfeit and the woman immediately fled the business when the clerk called the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. 

It is not known if this suspect may have tried using counterfeit bills before, however the Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens and store owners to be mindful of suspects trying to pass counterfeit money.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that it is illegal to possess, pass, or manufacture counterfeit currency. 

Anyone with information on this case or with information on counterfeit currency is asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at (661) 861-3110 or Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040. 

Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Just type the keyword “KCSO” prior to the anonymous message.

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