2 people wanted for using counterfeit money at East Providence store

East Providence police shared these surveillance photos.

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Police are searching for two people accused of using counterfeit money at a store in East Providence last month.

East Providence police said a man and woman entered the Walgreens on Warren Avenue on Sept. 29.

The man and woman allegedly used counterfeit $20 bills to buy prepaid debit cards and deposit money into their ECASH and Vanilla Direct accounts. The five transactions totaled $1,120.

The woman was wearing a white sweatsuit with pink lettering on the sweatshirt, according to police. She was also seen to have a black purse across her shoulder with a gold New York Yankees symbol.

The man was wearing all black with a black hat with teal writing. He also had a tattoo on his right hand.

The pair arrived in a dark or maroon colored Nissan sedan, police said.

Police believe they may have used the counterfeit money in other cities and towns.

Anyone with information about the identity of these two people should call the East Providence Police Department at 401-270-3417.
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