Mount Pleasant police release photo of woman who used a fake $100 bill

Police say this woman was trying use fake money at the Circle K on Mathis Ferry Road recently.

UPDATE: Police announced Thursday that they had found the woman in the photo and had not filed any charges

Mount Pleasant police are asking for help finding a woman who used a counterfeit $100 bill at a convenience store.

The woman walked into the Circle K on Mathis Ferry Road shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday and tried to pay for gas with a $50 bill that the clerk decided was fake, according to the incident report. The woman then gave the clerk a $100 bill that she accepted but turned out later to be counterfeit, according to the report.

The clerk said the woman told her she got the bills at the hospital, which the clerk assumed meant East Cooper Hospital. An officer watched the surveillance video of the transaction and walked through the hospital but didn’t see anybody who looked like the woman on the video, according to the report.

Police released a surveillance photo of the woman on Wednesday. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer D. Raley at 884-4176.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.