WANTED: Women accused of using counterfeit bills at Bloomington stores

BLOOMINGTON (WEEK) — Police are looking for two suspects accused of using counterfeit money at several stores across Bloomington last weekend.

BPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying the two women.

“Suspect 1″ is described as a light skinned black female with shoulder length brown hair, approximately 5’02”, early twenties, and wearing a white hoodie, visor, and jeans.

“Suspect 2” is described as a tall, thin, light skinned black female in her twenties with long black hair and wearing black and pink leggings and a black sweatshirt.

Bloomington Police say the women used fake $100 bills at up to eight retail locations on October 5.

Police took the opportunity to remind local businesses how to be on the lookout for fake bills.

Counterfeit detector pens, which react to the bill material, are a simple and effective way to detect counterfeit bills, but BPD says some counterfeiters will pre-mark their bogus bills with a highlighter hoping the clerk will assume the bill has already been tested elsewhere and assume it is legitimate.

If you have any information on the suspects, contact BPD Det. Moreland at (309) 434-2359.

You can also call CrimeStoppers of McLean County anonymously, at (309) 828-1111.

Sheridan Swathwood

Sheridan Swathwood

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