Counterfeit currency reported in the community

Your Orangeville Police Service wishes to make residents and businesses aware of counterfeit Canadian $50 bills being reported at locations in our community.

Police have received three reports of the use of counterfeit $50 bills in the past two days.
Purchases using the counterfeit currency were made at various retail businesses throughout Orangeville. Police remind merchants to be vigilant when receiving $50 bills, especially for small purchases.

“With this being a major tourist weekend for Orangeville, with the annual Blues and Jazz Festival taking place, we wanted to make the community aware of these counterfeit incidents”, explained Constable Scott Davis.

For further information regarding counterfeit currency detection contact the Orangeville Police Service. Information can also be found online at: www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/counterfeit-prevention

Anyone having information with regards to any crime in our community is encouraged to call the Orangeville Police Service at 519-941-2522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com

Posted on May 30, 2019