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Police issue warning to Penticton business owners about fake U.S. bills

Penticton RCMP are warning business owners of some fake $50 U.S. bills being passed in the city.
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August 10, 2016 - 4:05 PM

PENTICTON - Penticton RCMP are warning local businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit U.S. currency.

RCMP Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says the fake American $50 bills have been surfacing a lot in the past few days at downtown businesses.

Wrigglesworth says business owners should note the bills all have the same serial numbers.

He says a number of suspects have been caught on video surveillance and charges against the suspects are being pursued.

“One female suspect called police to let them know she was in Alberta and wasn’t passing counterfeit bills, but she was actually one of the people caught on surveillance cameras, so her call to police was a poor effort to avoid detection,” Wrigglesworth says.

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