Police seek man who spent counterfeit money at Leesburg mall

A man who spent counterfeit $100 bills at an outlet mall in Leesburg is being sought by police, according to authorities.

The counterfeit money was accepted Jan. 11 at several stores at the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlet Mall, police said. The male suspect made purchases from Wilson’s Leather, Claire’s, Stride Rite Keds Sperry and L’eggs Hanes Bali Playtex stores using take bills, police said. He also attempted to make a purchase at the Converse Store, but store employees did not accept the cash.

In each successful case, the man made small purchases in order to obtain the most cash back following the transaction, authorities said. The suspect was described as a black male of medium build, wearing dark pants, a stocking cap, and a black-an- white striped lightweight jacket, according to police.

The Leesburg Police Department asked that anyone with information about the identity of the suspect contact Detective Drogin at (703) 771-4541. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the Leesburg Crime Line at (703) 443-TIPS or use TIPSUBMIT from a smart phone or a computer. Links to TIPSUBMIT can be found on the police department’s Web site at www.leesburgva.gov/police, authorites said.

Caitlin Gibson is a local news and features writer for The Washington Post.

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