Grande Prairie RCMP Investigate Multiple Cases of Counterfeit Currency

Grande Prairie, Alberta – Grande Prairie RCMP have been responding to a number of incidents where counterfeit Canadian currency is being used at multiple businesses in the Grande Prairie area.

RCMP have approximately 20 reported incidents where paper dollar bills where counterfeit bills, in a variety of denominations have been used to pay for goods at local businesses. Suspects will fold the bill in half with the transparent side down in an effort to hide the abnormalities of the currency.

Real and Counterfeit $50
(File Photo) Real and Counterfeit $50

RCMP would like to advise the public these types of incidents are occurring locally. Police continue to investigate these incidents and encourage the public and business owners to report transactions involving suspected counterfeit currency.

If you have any information about these incidents, or need to report a crime, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or call your local police detachment. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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