Counterfeit notes seized in Fort St. James


In mid-August, the RCMP seized a large amount of counterfeit currency from a home in Fort St. James. (Illustration courtesy of Unsplash)

Counterfeit notes seized in Fort St. James

RCMP investigation leads to cache of counterfeit notes

Fort St. James RCMP are asking the public to be careful with cash, after seizing a large amount of counterfeit currency from a local residence.

On August 8, 2022, RCMP were called to a local business after counterfeit currency was discovered. Police noticed that a series of transactions had occurred over a period of several days by people residing in the same residence.

Through an investigation, including a review of surveillance video, police were able to positively identify those suspected of passing the fake money.

Based on the evidence obtained, police were able to obtain a search warrant for a residence in the community, which they executed on August 11. During the search, a large amount of counterfeit Canadian currency was seized.

“We would like to remind everyone to continue to be diligent when accepting cash as payment, as there may be more currency circulating in the city. If you come across suspected counterfeit currency, you are asked to call the police,” said Cpl. James Potyok, Fort St. James RCMP

If you have any information, contact the Fort St. James RCMP at 250-996-8269.


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