Police warn of counterfeit money circulating in city

The Prince George RCMP are warning businesses in Prince George following a recent rash of counterfeit currency reported in the city.

Since January 1, the Prince George RCMP have received 17 reports from various businesses throughout the community of people passing counterfeit currency, particularly US $10, $20 and $50 bills. Some counterfeit Canadian currency has also been passed.

The Prince George RCMP would like to urge staff of retail businesses to carefully check cash as it is passed, especially larger bills.

For more information about counterfeit checking, preventing and reporting, go to www.bankofcanada.ca.

If you have any information about persons involved in counterfeiting or passing counterfeit money, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.  If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.