Lindsay police issue counterfeit money alert

Peterborough, ON, Canada / CHEX TV

Police are reminding business owners to be vigilant after counterfeit American currency surfaced in Lindsay, Ont. over the weekend.

A Kent St. restaurant contacted police Saturday morning after discovering a counterfeit $100 American bill in the previous day’s till.

The investigation into the identity of the person tendering the note is continuing through the use of video surveillance and canvassing.

In May, the RCMP issued a warning of phony$5 Canadian bills that were held together with tape and foil; police dubbed it the “splice and tape” trend among counterfeiters. The new Canadian polymer bills are considered more difficult to copy than traditional paper money similar to American notes.

According to the RCMP, possession, use or creation of counterfeit currency is punishable by up to 14 years in prison.

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