A handful of downtown Los Altos business owners reported that someone paid with counterfeit bills last week, according to Los Altos Police Sgt. Katie Krauss.
The unknown suspect used fake $100 and $50 bills to purchase items at five businesses May 18 and 19. Video surveillance revealed the suspect to be a Hispanic female between 20 and 30 years old. Detectives are pursuing more evidence to better identify the perpetrator.
Los Altos Police Department officials urge anyone with information related to the case to call 947-2770.