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Circulation of Counterfeit US Bills

Incident Date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 15:15
Incident Number: 
P17069525
Location: 
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2017-11-08

The Thunder Bay Police Service has received reports of counterfeit US currency circulating in the city.

In one such case, on the afternoon of Sunday Nov. 5, officers responded to a complaint of a resident attempting to purchase goods from a business with a suspicious US $20 bill. Upon further investigation officers confirmed the currency was counterfeit.

The investigation also revealed that similar counterfeit bills of various denominations could be circulating in the city. Police have since seized $20 and $50 bills confirmed to be counterfeit.

The Thunder Bay Police Service would like to remind citizens and businesses to be extra diligent when accepting or using US currency. If you come into contact with suspicious bills, please contact the Thunder Bay Police Service at 684-1200.

You can also provide information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www. tipsubmit.com.

Attached to this media release is a document with more information about US currency.

 

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