Police issue warning to Penticton business owners about fake U.S. bills
By Steve Arstad
Penticton RCMP are warning business owners of some fake $50 U.S. bills being passed in the city.
Image Credit: RCMP handout
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.
To contact a reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad or call 250-488-3065 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.
We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above.
News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2016