The New Ulm Police Department has issued a statewide Crime Alert after an unknown person passed hundreds of dollars in counterfeit bills at the New Ulm Wal-Mart Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred at approximately 3:15pm. An unidentified black male reportedly used counterfeit $20 bills to make a $340 purchase. The crime was captured on surveillance video, and the suspect appeared to be a passenger in a red Dodge Caravan. Authorities are asking the public’s help in identifying the man. If you have any information on this crime, contact the New Ulm Police Department at (507)233-6750.