Male passing counterfeit bills in towns up and down Vancouver Island

Nanaimo, BC – Nanaimo RCMP has received an influx of calls from businesses reporting the passing of counterfeit bills. The male has passed bills in towns up and down Vancouver Island. The suspect male has been passing $5, $10 and $50 bills, often at gas stations and purchasing lottery tickets.

The male is described as 5 foot 9 inches, around 40 years old, approximately 180lbs and brown hair with receding hairline. He is often wearing black track pants, white shoes, black jacket as well as either a white or blue t-shirt. He drives a mat grey older ford pick-up truck with a white canopy.

Nanaimo RCMP is asking the public, especially businesses employees to keep an eye out for the suspect and remain vigilant when dealing with currency.

If anyone has information on these incidents or spots a male they believe is the suspect, they are asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. If you wish remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at or call 1-800-222-8477.

File # 2018-16398

Nanaimo RCMP

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