Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two subjects in connection with an investigation into the passing of counterfeit currency Tuesday.
Police received a report that a woman successfully passed a counterfeit $50 and $100 bill on April 5, 2022 at a business within the Park Place Mall in the 500 block of 1 Avenue South. The counterfeit cash was not detected until the end of the business shift.
The woman was described as Caucasian, in her 20s, with blond hair and wearing a black jacket. She was seen in possession of a large amount of currency, and investigators are believe there is a possibility that further attempts could be made to pass additional counterfeit bills at other businesses.
The bills were notable as counterfeit in that they were smaller in size than legitimate currency, both denominations held the same serial number, neither consisted of polymer material, nor were there other security features in place including raised ink or appropriate portraits.
For more information on counterfeit prevention from the Bank of Canada, go to https://bit.ly/3LP9Mk0
If you are able to identify the woman pictured in the security video images, or the man accompanying her, contact Lethbridge Police at 403-328-4444 and reference file #22007049, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Media note: Attached is an image of the counterfeit bills and two images from security video footage. We are OK with the male remaining in the frame of the one photo, as we are also seeking his identity. These are the best quality available.
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