PLAINVILLE — A 14-year-old girl is among three persons suspected of using counterfeit $50 bills to try to buy three vacuum cleaners at Target valued at more than $1,000.

The juvenile, whose name was not released because of her age, was arrested last week, but police are still looking for the two alleged accomplices who left the store.

Police say Target security saw two females in the store who had been previously suspected of passing counterfeit bills and notified authorities last Monday.

Sgt. Scott Gallerani responded and arrested the 14-year-old after she was seen attempting to purchase the vacuums, police said in a statement Sunday.

The second female left the store with a male suspect without making a purchase and drove off in a white Saturn Aura, police said.

The juvenile was charged with possession of 10 or more counterfeit bills, uttering counterfeit bills and attempted larceny.

Police say they learned through an investigation with Target officials that several other stores were recently hit by the suspects.

Anyone with more information is urged to call police at 508-809-5555.

Callers can remain anonymous.

David Linton may be reached at 508-236-0338.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.