Dawson Creek man arrested in counterfeit U.S. money investigation

A Dawson Creek man has been arrested in connection with what police believe is a counterfeit money ring operating in communities across the north.

On Dec. 13 at around 2 a.m., police in Prince George were called to a convenience store where a woman had tried to pass counterfeit American currency.

The woman fled in a "distinctive" vehicle bearing Alberta plates, according to an RCMP news release. Police tracked down the vehicle a short time later at another Prince George convenience store and arrested the woman and a 33-year-old man she was travelling with. Both were carrying counterfeit American dollars, as well as pre-paid credit cards and "other counterfeiting evidence," according to the release.  

The woman was later found to hail from Spruce Grove, Alta., while the man is from Dawson Creek. Police have not released the names of either suspect.  

RCMP are sharing information with police in other communities to determine whether there are connections to other counterfeiting incidents.

In August, Dawson Creek RCMP alerted the public that fake $50 American bills were making the rounds in the city. It is not clear whether the incidents are linked.

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