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Police: Craiglist seller exchanges computer for counterfeit cash

Published On: Apr 23 2014 11:30:16 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 24 2014 12:15:21 PM CDT

MADISON, Wis. -

A Madison woman found a buyer on Craigslist for her computer, but was paid with counterfeit cash, according to a release from Madison police.

The 19-year-old told police a woman contacted her after she listed her 13-inch MacBook Pro for sale on Craigslist. The buyer agreed to pay $700 and meet the seller at a parking lot in the 100 block of North Broom Street Tuesday night.

The woman said she tried to explain the nuances of the computer but the buyer showed little interest and a man arrived with the buyer but kept his distance.

The seller gave the buyer a stack of $20 bills adding up to $700, but when the seller got back to her apartment she realized the bills were fake, police said.

Police said the bills had smeared ink and crooked print.

The buyer is described as Hispanic, in her mid-20s, 5 feet tall, weighing 130 to 140 pounds, with a chunky build, dark complexion, long black braided hair and thick accent. She was wearing all black clothing.

The man who was with her is described as Hispanic, in his 20s, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing 150 to 160 pounds with short black hair that was spiked on one side. He was possibly driving a gold-colored sedan.

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