Claresholm, Alberta – On September 11, 2020 Nanton RCMP were made aware of counterfeit US currency being used within its community. Reports of the currency being used in Claresholm and in Fort MacLeod were also received in the following days.
On September 14 a community message was sent out by local businesses advising of the counterfeit currency and descriptions of the accused.
On September 15 Claresholm RCMP were made aware that the suspects were in town by concerned residents and business owners. A male and female were arrested without incident at a local business.
A search warrant was conducted on the accused’s vehicle and evidence of additional crimes was located.
Both of the accused have been released and are scheduled to appear in Fort MacLeod Provincial court on October 7, 2020.
As there is a possibility that there is still illegal US currency circulating in the community the RCMP are asking that retailers remain vigilant and to report any suspect bills. More information on counterfeit US currency can be located at https://www.uscurrency.gov/denominations.
Claresholm and Nanton RCMP thanks the public for their assistance.
Identities of the two accused will be released once the information has been sworn.
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