The Richland County Sheriff's Department is searching for a man passing counterfeit bills.

Deputies say a man purchased four money orders totaling $1,000 using twenty counterfeit $50 bills at the Gaz-Bah gas station located at 800 St. Andrews Road at about 11:40 a.m. on Sunday, July 16.

The suspect is described as a black male with long hair, facial hair, and of medium build.

Sheriff Leon Lott is asking for assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:

  • Call 888-CRIME-SC.
  • TEXT “TIPSC” to CRIMES (274637), followed by the tip information.
  • LOG ON to, and click on the red “Submit a Tip” tab.

Tipster may receive up to a $1000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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