Local Mounties bust a counterfeit operation, seize cash, printers and assault rifles

Local Mounties have arrested four men and a woman in connection with the production of counterfeit money and several counts of possession of bogus American money, which was being passed through a number of local businesses.

This investigation resulted in the search of two local residences where police seized two “modified assault-style rifles” and ammunition as well as printers used to produce the fake money and quantities of American bills in the denominations of 20s, 50s and hundreds.

Anyone with information about the production or passing of phony money is asked to contact the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can also visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.revelstokecrimestoppers.ca.