Law enforcement looking for suspects

NEW ULM – New Ulm Police are looking for a suspect who passed counterfeit $20 bills Wednesday afternoon at the Wal-Mart Supercenter.

According to a Crime Alert issued by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), an African American man passed $340 in counterfeit $20 bills at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at Wal-Mart. The suspect left the store parking lot in a red Dodge Caravan mini-van.

New Ulm Police Commander Dave Borchert said the Wal-Mart Supercenter Asset Protection employee alerted police about the incident. The suspect was filmed on store surveillance video, according to the Crime Alert.

Borchert said he believes the incident is part of a counterfeit operation involving other locations.

According to Zumbrota Police, counterfeit $20 bills were used by two African American men to buy food at Subway, Dairy Queen and McDonald’s in Zumbrota between 2 and 2:20 p.m. Thursday.

The suspects were described as age 20 to 22, wearing short sleeve black shirts and dark jeans. Both men had deep southern accents, were about five feet, nine inches tall, and weighed 160 to 180 pounds. It was believed the suspects left the area in a red Dodge Caravan.

Anyone with information on the crimes is asked to contact New Ulm Police at 507-233-6750. The BCA is assisting New Ulm Police with the case.

For crime prevention information, contact your local law enforcement agency, call Kris Rusch at the BCA 651-793-1120 or visit

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