Counterfeit $100 bills turning up in Monroe, police searching for 3 suspects

MONROE (WITI) -- Monroe Police Department are searching for three suspects after eleven Monroe businesses received counterfeit $100 bills on Monday, December 15th.

The counterfeit bills were an older series, from 1990, and each with the serial number of J23544759A.

The suspects would purchase small items at the business using the counterfeit bill and receive cash back.

In video surveillance, the suspects are described as three African American males. The suspects' vehicle appears to be a silver colored Toyota Matrix, possibly 2005 or 2006.

One of the businesses looked at an identification card of one of the suspects and did not recall the name of the suspect -- but did confirm the ID was from Illinois.

We have attached photos of the three suspects and suspect vehicle.

If you have any information regarding the identification of these suspects, you are asked to contact the Monroe Police Department at 608-329-2418.