DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Officers are looking for help from the public in identifying a man who has allegedly been passing counterfeit bills.
Surveillance footage from the McDonald's in Sutherlin has been released by Sutherlin police from Monday night at around 8:30 p.m.
They say the man in the video tried using a fake $20 bill, and ran when employees realized it was counterfeit.
Officials say there has been a huge increase in phony money throughout the county just within the last week.
The serial number on the bill matches one found in late December, and officials think that shows that the counterfeit bills being passed are related. "It would seem to me that they're probably connected," said Master Police Officer Rich Hopkins. "Now, there are tens and twenties, so there could be two different groups, but my guess is it's probably the same group."
Hopkins adds that the bills are fairly high quality, and advises anyone taking cash to check thoroughly to make sure it's real.
Witnesses describe the man in the video as being about 5' 9" with a slightly stocky build.
He was driving a white four door Dodge Neon with a broken out rear passenger window.
If you recognize the man in the video, you're asked to call Sutherlin police.