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Polk County Sheriff's Detectives are seeking information about a Criminal Mischief and a subject that attempted to pass a counterfeit bill that occurred at the Circle K located at 4415 Kathleen Road in Lakeland.


At approximately 10:12 p.m. on April 1, 2013, the pictured suspect entered the parking lot of the Circle K and parked at the gas pumps.  The suspect then walked into the store and attempted to purchase $20.00 of gas.  The suspect gave the clerk a $100.00 bill to pay for the purchase.  The clerk took the bill and after checking it found that it was counterfeit.


When the suspect was told that he was not getting the bill back, he exited the store got into his vehicle, and pulled off with the pump hose still attached to his vehicle causing damage to the pumps.  


If anyone has information about this incident or can identify this suspect, please contact Detective Jonathan Montalbano at 863.577.1600, or 863.298.6200.


Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-226-TIPS or log onto to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free “P3tips” mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP addresses. Anonymity is Guaranteed!!

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna
                                                Date: 4/5/2013