PRINCE GEORGE, BC: A considerable spike in counterfeit currency incidents in Prince George has led to a search warrant and arrests Wednesday morning…
Police say at approximately 9:20 AM, the Prince George RCMP with assistance from the North District Emergency Response Team, executed a Criminal Code search warrant at a residence on Monahan Crescent in Prince George.
The warrant was part of an ongoing investigation into the possession and production of counterfeiting currency in Prince George. Two adult females were arrested inside the home. The investigation is continuing.
From January 1st to March 21st last year, the Prince George RCMP received nine reports of counterfeit currency in our community. During the same period this year, the Detachment received 44 reports, an increase of 389%.
Police are asking everyone in the community that handles cash as part of their job, to take the time and check each and every bill received to help ensure its authenticity, whether the currency is Canadian or American. Canadian currency has a number of built in security features to help handlers detect counterfeit cash.
The following Bank of Canada web page fully describes these security features with accompanying photographs: https://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/bank-note-series/frontiers/100-polymer-note