On March 5th, a man walked into the Diane’s Swimwear located on Sepulveda Blvd. in Manhattan Beach, California with the intention of purchasing a beach bag. According to reports, the suspect asked the clerk for assistance in selecting one of the bags they had for sale.
When it came time to pay for the merchandise, the suspect handed the clerk a $100 bill that was clearly fake. Initially, the clerk hesitated when it became apparent that the bill wasn’t real, but the suspect grew angry. In an effort to diffuse the situation, the clerk handed over $72 in change, and the suspect left the premises.
Unfortunately for the suspect, the transaction was caught on tape, and the Manhattan Beach Police department is looking for any information from the public that will assist in apprehending the suspect. He is described to be a 6′ tall white male about 25 years old, with brown hair and eyes and tattoos on his hands.
Making and/or passing counterfeit bills is a Federal Offense, and if caught, the suspect stands to face serious charges including fines of up to $250,000 and /or a prison sentence of up to 20 years. The Manhattan Beach Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 310-802-5171.