Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have arrested a man and a woman for passing counterfeit currency after a number of tips came in from the public identifying the suspects. RCMP arrested the two without incident at their residence on August 1.
A 48 year old Red Deer woman and a 52 year old Red Deer man both face charges of uttering counterfeit money (Criminal Code 452). Their names cannot be released at this time as the charges have not yet been sworn before the courts.
Red Deer RCMP thank the public for their assistance in identifying these suspects.
Red Deer RCMP
July 14, 2016
Red Deer RCMP investigate counterfeit Canadian currency
Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are warning the public to be on the lookout for counterfeit Canadian bills after a man and a woman attempted to pass them in a Red Deer lounge last week.
RCMP were notified on July 8 after a staff member at Wild Bill’s Sports Bar recognized something was wrong with several Canadian $100 bills that they’d been given.
The counterfeit bills appear to be photocopies of $100 banknotes with the clear polymer window from legitimate, lower-denomination Canadian bills spliced and attached onto the photocopies, giving the appearance at first glance that the bill is legitimate because it has a polymer inset.
RCMP encourage anyone accepting bills of higher denominations to scrutinize them before accepting them. The counterfeit bills in this instance used paper and were not high quality, but RCMP have encountered many variations when dealing with counterfeit currency and encourage everyone to educate themselves about the many security features on Canadian currency by visiting the Bank of Canada.
If you have information about these counterfeit incidents or recognize these suspects, please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403.343.5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or report it online.
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP