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Counterfeit Currency Alert

It has come to our attention that a few businesses in the area have been hit with counterfeit currency. VPD Constable Andrea Hobot is working on this case and is asking for further victims to come forward. She is particularly interested in newer currency (polymer with holograms) in denominations of $50 and $100.

If you’ve been hit, or if you have any information that may assist her, please contact her at andrea.hobot@vpd.ca

Tips to Identify Counterfeit Currency 
Provided by the Bank of Canada

Feel
Feel the smooth unique texture of the note. It’s made from a single piece of polymer with some transparent areas.
Look
Look for transparency through the large window and the outline of the frosted maple leaf window.
Look at the details in the metallic portrait and building in the large window.
Flip
Flip the note to see the metallic portrait and building repeated in the same colours and detail on the other side.

The MPBIA also has free kits provided by the Bank of Canada offering additional aid in identifying counterfeit bills.