A woman used counterfeit bank notes to pay for items at a store before trying it again the following week, police said.

Hertfordshire Constabulary says it is investigating an incident of fraud at The Range in St Albans Road, Watford.

The force said on Saturday, June 6, a woman used £20 counterfeit notes to pay for several items at the store, worth £60 in total, around 7pm.

Then on Wednesday, June 10, the woman returned to the store and tried to pay for items with counterfeit cash again, this time totalling £160, according to police.

When the employees refused the sale, she left the store, the force said.

Police have now released an image of a woman they would like to identify, who they believe may have information which can assist their investigation.

PC Jessica Tanseli, who is investigating, said: “If you recognise the woman pictured, please do get in touch with me as soon as you can. It is believed that she was in the area at the time of the incident, and might have information that could assist with our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Tanseli directly via email at jessica.tanseli@herts.pnn.police.uk.