Fake $100 bills showing up in Kamloops

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KAMLOOPS – RCMP are warning local retailers to watch out for funny money.

Counterfeit $100 US bills are showing up at businesses in the city and in both cases it was the merchant who wound up holding the bag.

RCMP say a man made a purchase at the Salish Road Esso on Dec. 15 with one of the phony bills and on Dec. 16, a man matching the suspect’s description passed a counterfeit $100 bill at the Boston Pizza in Sahali.

“In both of these reports it was determined, after the fact, that the bill was counterfeit,” Const. Cheryl Bush says in a media release.

Police are looking for a First Nations male, about 5’6” tall and heavy set.

“Merchants are asked to use caution when accepting notes and to utilize any counterfeit detecting tools they have,” Bush says.

For more information on counterfeit detection please visit www.bankofcanada.ca.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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