Late last month, the Dawson Creek RCMP were informed of a counterfeit $50 bill had been used in Dawson Creek.
On July 7 the ongoing investigation positively identified Wynter Scott, 41, as a suspect involved. Scott has been arrested and charged for use of counterfeit money. Scott presently has 18 charges before the courts relating to use of counterfeit money throughout the Peace Region over the last few months.
Use of counterfeit bills has been a concern throughout the Peace Region over the last few months and the Dawson Creek RCMP wish to remind retailers to thoroughly inspect $50 bills, which are most commonly used in counterfeiting.
When it comes to phoney money RCMP officials note retailers should be aware of what real money looks like - that the words "Bank of Canada" and the number "50" should be slightly raised, the metallic portrait should match the portrait on the paper portion of the bill, and that the maple leaves should cross from the paper portion of the bill over into the metallic portion of the bill.
Scott was released on conditions and the matter is currently before the courts.