Crime & Courts

Gaston County police seek counterfeiting suspect

Gaston County police released surveillance pictures on Friday of a woman they said passed a counterfeit $20 bill at the Kingsway No. 21 convenience store at 3615 Dallas-Cherryville Highway on Jan. 11.

The clerk marked the bill and then showed it to the other clerk working that afternoon, police said.

When the clerk told the woman the bill was counterfeit, police said, the woman reached into her wallet and handed the clerk a $10 bill that wasn’t counterfeit.

The woman paid for the items she was purchasing and left the store in a silver car, heading toward Cherryville on Dallas-Cherryville Highway, police said.

The suspect is white with auburn hair. She was wearing a light blue pullover jacket and was driving a silver Chevrolet Malibu.

Counterfeit bills have been passed in Gaston County, Lincoln County, the town of Dallas and city of Cherryville, police said.

Anyone with information about the woman is asked to call the Gaston County Police Department at 704-866-3320 or CrimeStoppers at 704-861-8000.