Crime

Counterfeiting suspect

Kennewick police and Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers are trying to identify a man wanted for counterfeiting $100 bills.

The phony money is actually a $5 bill that has been washed and printed as a $100 bill, authorities said.

One man was successful in passing the counterfeit bill at the Value Village store in Kennewick on Feb. 2 around 7:45 p.m.

There’s been a series of counterfeit $5 bills that have been washed to look like $100 bills that have been passed or attempted to be used around the city.

Investigators think there’s a group distributing the bills and the suspects are “interconnected in some way,” they said.

Anyone with information about the suspect can call 586-8477 or visit www.tricitiescrimestoppers.org. Tips can also be sent by text message by writing “Text TIP 411” plus the message to CRIMES (274637).

Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers pays a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that results in a felony arrest.

All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.

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