Funny Money Making the Rounds
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George RCMP is requesting the public’s help in tracking down a suspect involved in recent counterfeit currency investigations.
Cpl. Craig Douglass says yesterday Mounties received two reports of counterfeit currency from retailers in the city.
In one case, the suspect passed American $50 bills and in the other case the suspect passed American bills of various denominations including $5, $10, $20, and $50 bills. He says many of the bills had the same serial numbers as other bills of the same denomination.
The suspect is described as:
- Caucasian male
- 20 to 30-years-old
- Medium height
- Medium build
- Wearing blue jeans, blue jacket, grey & black ball cap, black shoes and glasses
Douglass says the suspect is believed to be driving a dark coloured small SUV, likely a newer model Toyota Rav4.
He also notes the suspect may be travelling and attempting similar crimes in other communities.
If you have any information you are asked to call police.
Since when do people counterfeit $5 and $10 bills? I wasn’t aware that it was worthwhile these days.
Just because you weren’t aware means squat.
No, but I am aware that counterfeiting of coins no longer takes place except for coins valuable to collectors and coins of very large denomination because it isn’t worth the trouble. And I am also aware that the cost of counterfeiting a bill is independent of the face value of the bill, so the profit is greater for larger denominations.
last decade, in a New Orleans Harrah’s casino, I ended up with a fake $100 bill from the Cashier.
Seriously, anyone stupid enough to accept U.S. currency in this day and age deserves to get burned.
What! its worth $1.35 Canadian.
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