RCMP Investigating Use of Counterfeit Money in St. Stephen

By Michael Dougherty

The District 1 RCMP Office is investigating several incidents where counterfeit $5.00 Canadian bills were used to make various buys in Charlotte County. So far, these false bills are known to have been used between January 17 and 28, 2013. The notes were used at several locations including grocery stores, a pub, Tim Hortons and the St. Andrews Elementary School. The counterfeit bills are all dated 1986 with the same serial number (ANN2615686).

According to Sgt. Bob Macknight of the District 1 RCMP, “Police have interviewed at least one person suspected of passing the counterfeit money, but the investigation is ongoing.”

The RCMP suggests that all citizens of Charlotte County and surrounding areas keep an eye out for this counterfeit currency. If you are in possession, or come into possession, of one of these $5.00 bills please contact the District 1 RCMP Office at the number below. If you are unsure as to the authenticity of any paper currency you should always take it to your local bank branch to have it verified before spending it.

District 1 RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance and asking anyone with information to contact the RCMP at 1-888-506-RCMP (7267) or Crime Stoppers online at www.crimenb.ca or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).