Woman wanted for using fake bills at yogurt shop

A restaurant employee told police that Elaine Michele Hartshorn, 44, of Georgetown attempted to pay for her food with a counterfeit $20 bill. (Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department)
A restaurant employee told police that Elaine Michele Hartshorn, 44, of Georgetown attempted to pay for her food with a counterfeit $20 bill. (Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach police responded to a frozen yogurt shop on September 7, 2014 in reference to a forgery.

A restaurant employee told police that Elaine Michele Hartshorn, 44, of Georgetown attempted to pay for her food with a counterfeit $20 bill.

When the employee checked the bill with a counterfeit marking pen, she had suspicion and confronted Hartshorn outside at her vehicle about the money. Hartshorn then handed over two $20 bills with the same serial number and asked for change, according to the police report.

The employee told police that she was very busy and did not notice that the serial numbers were all the same until later that evening.

Shortly after police arrived, officers received a call about another forgery with counterfeit bills that had the same serial number as the bills at the frozen yogurt shop.

In total, Hartshorn passed $80 in counterfeit bills all with the same matching serial number on them.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Elaine Michele Hartshorn, please contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department at (843) 918-1300 with reference case #14-021694

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