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Counterfeit money used to purchase computer

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Police are looking for two suspects accused of using counterfeit money to purchase a laptop computer from a Madison woman.

According to the police report, a 19-year-old woman met a buyer for her 13-inch MacBook Pro in the parking lot of a N. Broom St. grocery store late Tuesday night. She says a woman contacted her through Craigslist, and told her she would pay $700 for the computer.

When they met for the sale Tuesday night around 10:45 p.m., the victim said the buyer had a man with her, who kept his distance. She told police the buyer seemed to want a quick sale, and produced a stack of $20 bills, adding up to the agreed upon $700.

When the victim returned home, she realized the money was counterfeit, noticing numerous problems like smeared ink and crooked print.

The buyer is described as Hispanic woman in her mid-20's, about 5', 130 to 140 pounds with a chunky build, dark complexion, long black braided hair, and a thick accent. She was last seen wearing all black clothing.

The man who was with her is described as Hispanic, 5'10" to 6', 150 to 160 pounds, in his 20's, with short black hair that was "spiked" on one side. He was possibly driving a gold sedan.

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