Counterfeit $100 bills were allegedly used to pay for meals at two restaurants in Bloomfield Township on the same day recently, and police are looking for the culprits.
The Bloomfield Township Police Department reports that the two incidents occurred on March 5 – one around 5:30 p.m. at Como’s Pizza, 4135 W. Maple Rd., and the other around 6 p.m. at Thai Taste to Go. , 3955 Telegraph Rd.
At Como, the manager told police that two black men had paid for a pizza with the fake bills – which had been checked by a cashier using a counterfeit pen. After the men left, another cashier noticed the tickets had identical serial numbers and discovered they were counterfeit, police said.
At Thai Taste to Go, an employee reported that a black man and woman had paid for their meals with counterfeit bills. The man was described as thin, wearing all black and a black mask at the time. The woman was described as a burly build who wore blue jeans, brown boots and a black Detroit Tigers hat at the time. They drove off in a red older-model GMC Terrain, police said.
Just before the Thai Taste to Go incident, the pair attempted to pass the bills at a nearby restaurant, police said.
The counterfeit notes were confiscated by the police. As the investigation continues, anyone with information about the cases is asked to call the Bloomfield Township Police Department at 248-433-7755.