The Lee County, Illinois Sherriff's Department is urging area business owners to watch for counterfeit bills.

Mendota Police Department received numerous reports from local businesses of a female subject purchasing items with counterfeit $100 bills. Police posted the photo of a woman on their social media accounts.

Anyone who may know the identity of the subject, or has any information regarding these crimes, is urged to contact the Mendota Police Department at 815-539-9331. Mendota is about 88 miles east of the Quad Cities.