The Colonie Police Department is investigating several incidents involving the passing of counterfeit money.
Police say there have been eight incidents in the past three weeks where counterfeit $20 and $100 bills were passed.
The counterfeit $20 bills are complete counterfeits that have been illegally printed with repeating serial numbers and the $100 bills are $5 bills that have been bleached and reprinted over with $100 information, police said, noting that the passing of the counterfeit $20 bills and passing of the counterfeit $100 bills do not appear to be related.
The investigation is being aided by the United States Secret Service.
The locations where the bills have been passed are:
Counterfeit $20 bills:
– Dunkin Donuts 667 and 688, Loudon Road
– Price Chopper, Loudon Road
– Burger King, Loudon Road
– Wendy’s, Loudon Road
– Target, Northway Mall
– Five Below and Party City in Latham Farms
A total of $540 was passed.
Counterfeit $100 bills:
– Burger King, Central Avenue
– Walgreens, Central Avenue
– Stewarts, Sand Creek Road
– CVS, Sand Creek Road.
A total of $500 was passed.
The suspects in the passing of the counterfeit $20 bills are described as: tall black male, baseball cap, black jacket, dark shirt and pants and white female with long dark hair and black blouse. They are driving a red, four-door sedan with a sunroof.
The suspects in the passing of the counterfeit $100 bills are described as: black male, blue jean jacket and long sideburns and a black female, heavy set, hair in a bun, black sweater and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about these crimes or the identity of the suspects is urged to contact the Colonie Police Department at 783-2744.