RCMP Alberta - Between August 12 and August 14, 2018, Peace Regional RCMP responded to multiple reports of counterfeit American currency attempting to be passed at local businesses. In each of these instances, the currency appeared as $20 American bills, which, upon closer inspection, showed multiple obvious indicators of being counterfeit.
Passing counterfeit money is a crime. The R.C.M.P. reminds businesses and consumers to be diligent when accepting cash, in order to avoid becoming a victim of these types of crimes. If you unknowingly accept a counterfeit bill, you cannot be reimbursed. To learn about the security features that may assist you in detecting counterfeit U.S. currency, visit www.uscurrency.gov, or learn about the security features of Canadian bank notes by visiting the counterfeit prevention section of the Bank of Canada’s website at www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes.
Each of these incidents remain under investigation at this time. If you have any information about these incidents or encounter currency similar to the bills described, please contact the Peace Regional R.C.M.P. detachment at 780-624-6677. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers and if your information leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward.