DC charges laid for counterfeit currency

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.

article continues below

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.

editor@dcdn.ca

© Copyright Dawson Creek Mirror News

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Dawson Creek Mirror welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus