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Fredericton Police Warn of Fake US Bills

The Fredericton Police Force is advising business owners to be vigilant after several reported incidents of fake $100 US bills being circulated in the city in recent days, and being passed as real currency.

The Fredericton Police Force is reminding local merchants and their employees to examine and verify any currency that is given to them, and to report any suspicious bills to police as soon as possible.

Of note, the fake bills have Asian writing/symbols on them, and can be readily purchased through online retailers.

Individuals found to be passing fake money as real currency could be charged under Section 452 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada, related to counterfeit money.

The investigation is ongoing