A “non-descript” couple has been passing counterfeit $50 bills in US currency, Revelstoke Mounties warned retailers on Wednesday, February 10.
“On several dates in early February the Revelstoke RCMP have been advised of counterfeit United States of America currency in the denomination of $50,” RCMP Staff Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky said in a statement. “Each of the four bills that were turned over to the RCMP display the same serial number. That serial number is IG28432877A.”
He advised anyone offered an American $50 bill to carefully examine it and, to refuse it if they are uncertain of its authenticity.
“In each of these bills the paper is of reasonable quality, however, not of the same texture as a genuine bill,” Grabinsky said. “The detail of the photo copy is not to the point where the words and letters are visible. Most areas of a genuine paper currency are actually words, numbers or images, rather than solid lines.”
He said the suspects are “a non-descript male and female that when making purchases, also include genuine currency. These bills have been passed in four locations in Revelstoke, several in Golden and in many locations in Alberta.”
If anyone has information regarding this crime, the suspects or any other crimes, they are encouraged to contact the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).