Counterfeit cash in circulation

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are warning area businesses and the public to be on the lookout for counterfeit American currency

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are warning area businesses and the public to be on the lookout for counterfeit American currency.

In the last month, there have been numerous reports throughout the Okanagan of fake $20 and $50 U.S. bills being found in the region.

At least three counterfeit bills have been found in Vernon and a couple of other neighbouring communities have reported receiving the funny money. All cases so far have involved counterfeit U.S. $20 and $50 bills.

“All businesses are urged to carefully check the authenticity of any currency prior to accepting it as payment,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy.

The three cases in Vernon are related to a couple of grocery stores and a bank, who received the fake bill in a night deposit.

If you believe you have a fake bill, or have information in regards to the counterfeit currency, call your local RCMP detachment.

“We believe it’s probably all related and we’d like to be able to track the movements on this,” said Noseworthy, who added that the fake bills are “fairly good counterfeits.”

Noseworthy said there are some online sites that will show the public and businesses the security features for American bills.

“If you have any questions for any bills you do have, you can contact the RCMP and we’ll investigate the bill and confirm whether it’s authentic or counterfeit,” she said.

There are no suspects in the matter.

 

Just Posted

Chances Gaming Centre evacuated due to ‘security issue’

Patrons were evacuated at approximately 8:45 p.m.

Salmon Arm pharmacies continue to experience flu vaccine shortage

One pharmacy has privately sourced vaccine in stock, available for purchase

Best in business: North-Okanagan Shuswap companies named top 10 semi-finalists

Small businesses from Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna compete for top spot

White Lake firefighters go beyond call of duty with construction project

Storage shed built for sports equipment in South Shuswap park

VIDEO: Success of wildlife corridors in Banff National Park has advocates wanting more

Demand for more highway protection escalated after seven elk were killed by a semi-trailer near Canmore

Column: Kid’s growing up fast on Old Town Road

In Plain View by Lachlan Labere

Kelowna RCMP officer allegedly sexts assault victim

RCMP confirm investigation but hold back details

Legendary primatologist coming to Okanagan

Dame Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, will present in Vernon Tuesday, March 24

Old Christmas card has ties to Summerland agriculture

Card was sent by former director of Summerland Research Station

Sharks beat Canucks 4-2 to snap 6-game skid

Vancouver visits Vegas on Sunday

Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup

The Canadians in attendance made sure their team and flag were honoured on the podium

Frosty will have to pay rent to stay on Okanagan sidewalk next Christmas

Vernon Teach and Learn allowed to keep Frosty up, but will need a permit come January 1

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

Most Read