Panama City Beach Police have nabbed two people, charging them with counterfeiting. They’re still searching for the person they believe may be a third accomplice.
Beach police picked up 29-year-old Elaine Marie Perera of Tampa, FL, and 20-year-old Steven William Furness, Jr., of Clearwater, FL, Wednesday. Furness was caught after he tried to pass a fake $100 bill at the Party Shack on front beach road. A clerk recognized the fake, and called the police who stopped Furness as he tried to flee the store.
Patrol officers also managed to grab Perera, who was waiting nearby for Furness in a getaway vehicle.
What’s still unknown is the whereabouts of 34-year-old Troy T. Dollman, who is believed to be working with the pair. Dollman has short blonde hair, and is also from Tampa. It’s believed that Dollman passed several counterfeit $100 bills in the Panama City Beach area.
Investigators seized over $1,000 in US Currency along with several thousand dollars of merchandise believed to have been purchased with counterfeit money. The United States Secret Service assisted in this investigation.
If you have any information regarding Dollman’s location, or have received any counterfeit bills please contact the Panama City Beach Police Department at 233-5000.