Bossier detectives seeing a spike in counterfeit bill cases

Bossier detectives seeing a spike in counterfeit bill cases
These images from surveillance video show 2 men authorities say presented 2 counterfeit $20 bills to buy chips and later presented 2 more counterfeit $20 bills to purchase gas Oct. 4 at a Circle K in Bossier City. (Source: Bossier Crime Stoppers)
These images from surveillance video show 2 men authorities say presented 2 counterfeit $20 bills to buy chips and later presented 2 more counterfeit $20 bills to purchase gas Oct. 4 at a Circle K in Bossier City. (Source: Bossier Crime Stoppers)
Suspect on 10/13/15 who presented a counterfeit $50 bill at a Bossier City Circle K. Police are still looking for this individual. (Source: Bossier Crime Stoppers/Facebook)
Suspect on 10/13/15 who presented a counterfeit $50 bill at a Bossier City Circle K. Police are still looking for this individual. (Source: Bossier Crime Stoppers/Facebook)

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - The Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force is seeking the public's help in identifying the people involved in two recent, unsolved counterfeit money cases.

In 1 case, police say 3 people used counterfeit $100 bills at 3 separate locations in Bossier City.

In the other, 2 men presented 2 counterfeit $20 bills to buy chips about 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the Circle K on Swan Lake Rd. at East Texas St. Police say the pair came back later and bought gas with 2 more counterfeit $20 bills.

Another case involved one man who attempted to pass a counterfeit $50 bill. The suspect was unsuccessful in using the counterfeit bill at a Circle K in Bossier City on Oct. 13. Police are still seeking this individual.

Detectives don't believe the $100 and $20 bill cases are related, city spokesman Mark Natale said.

"The number of cases involving persons who pass counterfeit money fluctuates from time to time," he added. "Detectives are seeing a spike as of late."

Authorities ask anyone with information about the identities and/or whereabouts of the people involved to call Bossier Crime Stoppers at (318) 424-4100. Callers, who can remain anonymous, might be eligible for a cash reward.

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