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Posted: August 13, 2019

Counterfeit bills passed in Kimberley

On August 12, Kimberley RCMP received several reports of counterfeit bills being used.

Businesses reported a male subject used or attempted to use a $100 bill for small purchases. The bills were checked and found to be counterfeit.

In one case when the alert clerk rejected the bill the suspect produced a $50-dollar bill, which was also found to be counterfeit.

“The counterfeit bills are fairly easy to distinguish from legitimate ones; the bills seized by police all have a torn corner. They are also a thick paper as opposed to the more plastic feel,” reported Sgt. Chris Newel, Kimberley RCMP Detachment commander.

A suspect has been identified and police will be making an arrest once the subject is located.

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