Beware of counterfeit American $20 bills, police warn local businesses

One of the counterfeit bills that was circulating in Kamloops.
One of the counterfeit bills circulating in Kamloops.

Police are asking Kamloops businesses to be wary of anyone making payment with US $20 bills. Since Nov. 24 there have been more than 10 reports of counterfeit $20 bills being used at businesses throughout Kamloops.

“Kamloops RCMP asks employers to discuss counterfeit detection with their employees,” Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said today (Nov. 29, 2016).

“Employees who do cash transactions should take their time and do a cursory inspection of all bills, especially American money. If they feel or see something unusual about the money, then stop and examine it more closely. Employees should decline any bills that seem suspicious.”

She said if your business has accepted any US $20 bills that may be counterfeit, contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.


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