Lethbridge Police seeking assistance to identify suspects in counterfeit currency cases

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police are investigating several incidents where counterfeit U.S. bills were passed at local businesses in February and March and are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspects.

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The fake bills were $20 and $50 denominations.

All businesses are reminded to be vigilant when accepting U.S. currency.

• Take a moment to inspect the bill
• Learn and look for the security features on U.S. bills. www.uscurrency.gov is a good resource
• Feel the bill, checking for raised ink, uniform thickness of the paper and texture
• Compare one bill with another of the same denomination to see if they are alike
• If you receive two bills look at the serial number to see if it’s the same (it shouldn’t be)
• U.S. bills have a security thread that runs vertically up the left side of the bill
• Check for watermarks on the left side of the bill by holding it up to a light

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Anyone who recognizes the above suspects is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous Crime Stoppers tips can also be submitted online at www.tipsubmit.com Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information leading to an arrest.

Lethbridge Police Service


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