Charlottetown Police Services are warning local businesses that counterfeit 100 and 50 dollar bills are being passed to unsuspecting business employees. Since December 9th, Police have received 3 separate reports of counterfeit money. Employees should be vigilant when accepting bills from customers.
The bills resemble the newer Polymer notes currently in circulation, but are slightly off in color and have taped on security features.
On December 11th, Police received a complaint that a male was attempting to pass counterfeit bills at a business on University Avenue. A plain clothes Officer with the Street Crime Unit was in the area at that time and was able to quickly locate and arrest the male. A 26 year old Charlottetown man was subsequently charged with uttering counterfeit money and breach of Probation. He was released from custody and will appear in Provincial Court at a later date.
Anyone with information may contact police at 902-629-4172, complete the tip section below or contact PEI Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).