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Beware of bogus bills

RCMP are cautioning merchants to keep an eye out for bogus bills.

The warning follows a rash of calls to police about counterfeit currency making the rounds in Chilliwack.

“In each instance, the customer receives change in Canadian currency after paying for a small transaction with a counterfeit U.S. $20 bill,” said Const. Dave Wheatley.

Police have released a surveillance image of a man they believe is responsible for some of the transactions.

“Although the transactions have been made along the Yale Road-Vedder Road corridor, police remind all merchants to remain wary when receiving payment in US $20 denominations,” said Cpl. Mike Rail.

Tips to prevent fraud:

  • Politely refuse the note and explain that you suspect that it may be counterfeit.
  • Inform local police of a possible attempt to pass suspected counterfeit money.

Anyone with information is asked to call Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



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