RCMP warn of counterfeit US $20 bills passed in Chilliwack

Police received a ‘rash of calls’ from merchants in the Yale-Vedder corridor

Mounties are warning local merchants to pay close attention during cash transactions after a number of counterfeit U.S. $20 were used at businesses in Chilliwack.

RCMP say the warning follows “a rash of calls” received by police from merchants who reported cash payments made with counterfeit currency.

RELATED: Counterfeit US bills surfacing in Chilliwack

“In each instance the customer receives change in Canadian currency after paying for a small transaction with a counterfeit United States $20,” said Const. Dave Wheatley of the Chilliwack RCMP.

As officers continue their investigation of the allegations police are releasing the image of a man they believe is responsible for a portion of the transactions.

“Although the transactions have been made along the Yale Road–Vedder Road corridor, police remind all merchants to remain wary when receiving payment in US $20 denominations,” said Cpl. Mike Rail spokesperson for the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment of the RCMP.

Some tips to prevent fraud:

• Politely refuse the note and explain that you suspect that it may be counterfeit;

• Inform your local police of a possible attempt to pass suspected counterfeit money;

• Read more about bank note security features at the Bank of Canada.


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