Counterfeit money detected in local businesses

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The local RCMP detachment is investigating several reports of counterfeit money circulating throughout Fort St. John businesses.

According to police, five reports of $50 United States bills have come in since April 21.

“The use of counterfeit currency is illegal and can have lasting effects on the economy both locally and nationally,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar with the Fort St. John RCMP. “These investigations are on-going. Anyone who is accepting cash should beware of the recent reports of counterfeit U.S. dollars being used.”

Anyone with more information on the use or possession of counterfeit currency is asked to contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787- 8100.

Reports can also be made anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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