Business owners and residents of Greater Moncton are being warned about counterfeit Canadian $50 bills.
— RCMP New Brunswick (@RCMPNB) March 13, 2018
Since early last week, Codiac RCMP have received eight reports relating to counterfeit bills which have been passed to restaurants and convenience stores in Moncton and Dieppe.
Police are urging the community to carefully examine $50 Canadian bills with the serial number LGQ03229158 since some could still be in circulation.
It is an offence to recirculate a counterfeit bill.
If you come into contact with what you believe is counterfeit currency, report it to police.
You can find more information on security features on Canadian currency that can help distinguish a legitimate bill, as well as other advice for consumers and businesses, on the Bank of Canada website at www.bankofcanada.ca
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Codiac RCMP at 506-857-2400 or do so anonymously through Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477 or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca