News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's OfficePosted: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, 3:35 p.m.
Media and Interested Parties
Sheriff's Office releases sketch of suspect who used counterfeit bills to buy iPhone; tips sought
Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case # 13-26125
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has released a sketch of a male suspected of purchasing iPhone 5 models using counterfeit $100 bills. Tips from the public are welcome.
On Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, the suspect responded to the victim's Craigslist ad about her iPhone 5 for sale. Suspect and victim met in a parking lot in Oregon City and exchanged the phone for $500. The suspect paid with five $100 bills. The bills were to be discovered to be counterfeit when the victim tried to deposit them at a bank.
The Sheriff's Office has learned of similar cases that may involve the same suspect.
The suspect is described as a white male, age 18-25 and standing approximately 6 feet tall, with light-brown hair and distinctive ear piercings. The suspect sketch is linked above.
Please contact us if you recognize this suspect using the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case # 13-26125.
The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body.
Robert Wurpes, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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