Selkirk, Manitoba – On February 28, 2023, at 1:45 pm, Selkirk RCMP received a report of a suspect attempting to purchase goods at a business located on Manitoba Avenue using counterfeit Canadian currency.
Officers were advised that a suspect produced two $100 bank notes in an effort to make a purchase when the cashier suspected they were counterfeit and called police. The suspect immediately fled the store.
The preliminary investigation has determined that several businesses in Selkirk were targeted and two suspects were caught on surveillance cameras.
The counterfeit currency was seized and two of the three bills were found with the same serial number. The three bank notes also had features that are found on a different denomination.
RCMP believe other business may have been targeted and urge those accepting $100 Canadian bank notes to examine them carefully. For tips on how to spot counterfeit currency, please go to https://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/counterfeit-prevention/.
If you can identify these two suspects, have any information regarding this incident or believe you may have accepted counterfeit currency, please contact the Selkirk RCMP at 204-482-1222, call Manitoba Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.
Selkirk RCMP continue to investigate.
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