WANTED: Female Suspect Using Counterfeit Money at Local Stores

Up to $1,000 Reward

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public's help to identify and locate a female suspect wanted in connection with passing counterfeit bills at local businesses in the North County.    

On April 14, 2018, an unknown Hispanic woman used a counterfeit $100 bill at  Yogurt 101, located at 153 N. Highway 101 in Solana Beach.  She purchased $14.00 in food, paid with a counterfeit $100 bill, and received $86.00 in change from the clerk.  

On April 19, 2018, the same female suspect used a counterfeit $100 bill at Sun Splash, located at 2673 Via De La Valle in Del Mar. She purchased lotion for $21.00, paid with a counterfeit $100 bill and got $79.00 in change.

 The same suspect is also believed to have used a counterfeit $100 bill at a business in Carlsbad.  

Description of Suspect:  
The suspect is described as a 25 to 35-years-old Hispanic female who stands between 5’4” and 5’6” tall.  She has long, dark, wavy hair and a tattoo on the right side of her upper chest.  The suspect also appears to be pregnant.  

If you recognize the suspect call the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station at (760) 966-3500 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Information on how to send anonymous emails and mobile app tips can be found on our website www.sdcrimestoppers.org.   

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Detective Colin Hebeler at (760) 966-3534 or Colin.Hebeler@sdsheriff.org.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or Adriana.Uribe@sdsheriff.org or Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or msherring@pd.sandiego.gov.