SLO police seeking another counterfeiter

March 29, 2017

In what appears to be part of a trend, a woman tried to spend a counterfeit $50 bill at a San Luis Obispo beauty store on Friday. The woman did not succeed in making the purchase, but she did managed to run away, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

Around 4:30 p.m., an employee at Ulta Beauty on Madonna Road called police to say a woman tried to pay with counterfeit cash. The employee recognized the bill was fake when it failed the ink pen test, a SLOPD news release states.

Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic woman in her mid to late 20s. The suspect is about 5 feet 4 inches tall with a medium build and brownish red hair and brown eyes. She has tattoos on her neck and chest.

Officers say they have seen an increase in the number of counterfeit bills being passed in recent months.

On March 9, a man and a woman tried to spend counterfeit $100 bills at two separate downtown stores around the same time. Both suspects were caught on surveillance footage, but they fled and managed to evade capture.

A week prior, a man was caught on camera in an Atascadero business trying to spend counterfeit $100 bills, as well.

Investigators request that anyone who has information about the latest counterfeiting incident call the San Luis Obispo Police Department at 805-781-7312 or Crime Stoppers at 805-549-STOP.



  1. copperhead says:

    Did the beauty deal include those beautiful tattoos on her heaving bosom. Looks like designs I used to make on an etch-a-sketch.

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  2. sweethome says:

    It must be one of those “alternative cash” things.

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  3. paragon says:

    Ha, no surprise about the tattoos – they are great indicator of a potential dirtbag.

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  4. Ben Daho says:

    Cannabis Smanibus yes, We are Destroying the Cartels because we’re no longer a customer. Imagine the mounds of cash that will stay in America simply because we voted for something that makes sense.

    I DID get a chuckle when the story said “medium build”

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  5. copperhead says:

    The sign behind her on the floor is the epitome of irony. I wonder if she was buying the beauty deal with the funny money.

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  6. Ricky2 says:

    What an idiot. Those tats provide positive id when they find her. Hope she’s happy she got them.

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    • fluorideguy says:

      Just a few physical manifestations of a life full of bad decisions probably started drinking a lot of high fructose corn syrup, and fluoride as a kid.

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  7. L.A.RamsFan says:

    This is going to be the real threat from south of the border, mark my words! Legalizing cannabis has put a dent in the profits of cartels and counterfeiting will offset some of those losses. As they get better at it, and their “product” gets better, this will become, in my opinion, a major part of filling the hole legalization has caused their bottom line…

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    • demiseofslo says:

      Cannabis isn’t their money maker. Its hardcore drugs. This has nothing to do with legalization.

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      • L.A.RamsFan says:

        Cocaine has a higher profit margin but in shear number POT is their number cash crop. Cost less to make, cost loss to transport cost less to the street dealer; ya know ,
        a win-win?

        We can put a hole in their bottom line though; just give up your Remy Martin and get some good kush and we’ll make this country f***in’ great again!!!!

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