Tyler police want help identifying woman suspected of counterfeiting

Tyler Police responded to Dairy Queen and Family Dollar located on Gentry Parkway last Thursday on a report of a woman passing counterfeit 50 dollar bills. The photo with this story is of the woman believed to be responsible for passing the counterfeit bills. If you can identify this suspect please contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-…

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