Lexington police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman who they say used counterfeit money to buy merchandise, then returned the items for cash.
Police spokeswoman Brenna Angel said the woman used $5, $10 and $20 bills to pay for merchandise, then took the items to another store and returned them for cash. Police think the total amount the woman got back was about $500, she said.
Angel said all the transactions took place in one day earlier in September at a Meijer store in Lexington and at Wal-Mart stores in Lexington and Lawrenceburg.
She said police do not know if the woman is manufacturing the counterfeit money herself or is working with someone else.
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“We’re just looking to identify her and speak with her at this point,” she said.