Chatham-Kent Police Service officials say in the last month, officers have investigated six incidents of counterfeit money being used around Chatham-Kent.
“In one incident, police were able to identify the man responsible for making a purchase in Chatham using a counterfeit U.S. $100 bill,” police officials allege.
“The 46-year-old Moraviantown man was arrested and charged.”
Police continue to investigate the remaining incidents.
“Anyone with information regarding counterfeit U.S. $20, $50 or $100 bills are urged to call police or Crime Stoppers,” police officials say.
“We would like to remind everyone that it is a criminal offence to knowingly use counterfeit money. Businesses are urged to inspect money they believe looks suspicious before accepting it.”
Police officials say if you realize the money is counterfeit after a transaction, call the police.
For more information about dealing with suspicious money and how you can protect yourself, visit: https://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/counterfeit-prevention/