Police warn businesses of counterfeit American money in Victoria

United States Secret Service investigate with VicPD

VicPd is warning local businesses to check customers’ cash payments for counterfeit money.

Police received a call Nov. 27 reporting a man and woman were making counterfeit American money at a location in the 800-block of Fort Street. According to VicPD, suspects were caught cutting printed bills in a parking lot and a total of $1,890 fake USD was seized. Police are recommending charges of making and possessing counterfeit money.

The investigation is ongoing, and officers are working with the United States Secret Service.

For more information on how retailers can protect themselves, visit the Bank of Canada or The U.S. Currency Education program.

lauren.boothby@vicnews.com

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