Help sought to ID suspect in Target counterfeit-cash case

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Updated: December 3, 2013, 10:40 PM

 
photoThe suspect allegedly left the store in this black sedan.

Police are asking the public to help identify a suspect who bought items at Target with counterfeit cash.

On Nov. 27, the suspect went into Target, 7809 N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, and purchased $1,399 worth of merchandise with 14 fake $100 bills. The bills were not discovered as counterfeit until the next day.

Sunday, the person returned to the same store and purchased $1,100 worth of merchandise with more fake $100 bills, according to Vancouver police. On both occasions, the suspect left the parking lot in a black four-door sedan. Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp is not sure whether the suspect is male or female.

Surveillance footage captured images of the suspect and the sedan. Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is asked to contact Vancouver police Officer Jim Azinger at 360-772-2349 and reference case No. V13-18188.