Authorities believe this man caught on surveillance is responsible for passing or attempting to pass $100 bills in at least five city and county businesses.

On Monday, Nov. 27, an unidentified suspect attempted to make a $500 purchase at Dollar General in Nebo. However, a test of the bills revealed they were bogus and the cashier returned them. That same day, he attempted to pass six of the bills at Dollar General in Dysartsville and was again turned away.

On Monday, Dec. 4, he managed to pass five $100 bills at Dollar General in P.G.

Marion police officers also think he is responsible for dishing out fake money at Dollar General on East Court Street and at Food Lion.

The suspect is described as a young black man with a medium build who stands approximately 5 feet, 7 inches tall and was wearing a black pullover shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

Anyone with information concerning the crimes or suspect is asked to call Detective Jason Grindstaff at 652-2237 or McDowell County Crime Stoppers at 65-CRIME (652-7463). Now, you can also text your tips to Crime Stoppers. Text MCDOWELLTIPS and your information to 274637 (CRIMES). With Crime Stoppers, your identity remains anonymous, and you could receive a cash reward.

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