Taco Bell Crime of the Week, Part VII
At least two people have been arrested for passing counterfeit money at Taco Bell on Loudon Road, and a woman whose photograph was broadcast in connection to the crime has been cleared. It was a case of mistaken identity, according to Lt. Keith Mitchell of the Concord Police Department.
About 10 p.m. on Nov. 19, the police say a different woman in a red sweater entered the Taco Bell and used three counterfeited $20 bills to pay for a large food order. Still shots taken from the restaurant's surveillance camera and sent to the media show a smiling woman in a red sweater waiting for her order. The woman in the picture is innocent.
"She's been eliminated as a suspect in that case, but it's still under investigation," said Mitchell, who added that the press release identified the woman in the photograph as a "person of interest" who needed to be identified, and that she wasn't necessarily labeled a suspect. "She's been very cooperative with us, which has led to her being cleared."