Revelstoke RCMP warn of counterfeit U.S. money

The Revelstoke RCMP is warning people to be on the lookout for counterfeit U.S. $50 bills.

  • Wed Feb 10th, 2016 9:00am
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The Revelstoke RCMP is warning people to be on the lookout for counterfeit $50 bills.

The Revelstoke RCMP is warning people to be on the lookout for counterfeit U.S. currency, after several fake $50 bills were found in the community recently.

RCMP say that on several dates in early February, they were informed of the fake $50 bills, each bearing the same serial number IG28432877A.

“The public are advised to examine unfamiliar currency and are always welcome to not accept currency if they are not certain of its authenticity,” wrote Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky in a news release.

“In each of these bills the paper is of reasonable quality, however not of the same texture as a genuine bill. The detail of the photo copy is not to the point where the words and letters are visible. Most areas of a genuine paper currency are actually words, numbers or images, rather than solid lines.”

The suspects are a non-descript male and female that when making purchases also include genuine currency. These bills have been passed in four locations in Revelstoke, several in Golden and in many locations in Alberta.

If anyone has information regarding this crime, the suspects or any other crimes, they are encouraged to contact the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.