Suspects sought after counterfeit $100 bills used at Petaluma businesses


PETALUMA (KRON) — Police are warning Bay Area businesses after several people tried to use counterfeit $100 bills this week in Petaluma.

Officers began getting reports of the counterfeit bills on Saturday when businesses in the Petaluma Outlet Mall and Petaluma Plaza Shopping Center said they accepted the bills.

A total of eight businesses had been identified as victims as of Wednesday afternoon, police said.

One suspect is described as a white man between 20 and 25 years of age, 6 feet tall and 185 to 200 pounds with blonde hair.

Another suspect is a described as white woman in her 20s, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 110 pounds with long blonde hair.

A third suspect is described as a black man in his late 30s, 6 feet tall and 220 to 245 pounds with a shaved head. He was wearing a teal-colored striped shirt.

The suspects may be driving a dark gray Dodge Durango with California license plate number 7KSL003. The SUV may be rented.

Anyone with information about the circulation of the counterfeit bills is asked to call the Petaluma Police Department at (707) 778-4373.

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