Counterfeit alert: phony U.S. fifties making the rounds

By Greg Fry
January 30, 2018 - 10:02am

KAMLOOPS — Business owners beware: phony U.S. fifty dollar bills are making the rounds.

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says over the past week three different businesses in town have reported to police that a female has used counterfeit $50 U.S. bills to purchase items.

The female suspect is described as white and approximately five feet six inches tall.

"A week ago the suspect had blonde and blue hair, a few days ago the female had black hair and was wearing glasses. She carries a distinctive black handbag that has silver studs or grommets on one side," she adds.

In light of the news, police are reminding all businesses to review counterfeit detection techniques with their employees. Shelkie also notes it's within employees rights to refuse any cash payment if they suspect it might be counterfeit.

If you have any information about this case call the Kamloops RCMP at (250) 828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.

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