Holyrood RCMP issue warning on counterfeit currency circulating in the area

November 1, 2019
Holyrood, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release


Holyrood RCMP issue warning on counterfeit currency circulating in the area

Holyrood RCMP are warning businesses and the public of counterfeit currency circulating in the area. Counterfeit U.S. $100 bills have been used to purchase items at various businesses in the Holyrood area. All bills bear the serial number LB45440078L.

Police are advising local businesses and the public to carefully examine any U.S. bills they come into contact with, as they may be fake. For information on security features that can help you determine if a U.S. bank note is genuine, please visit the US Currency education website: https://www.uscurrency.gov/

If you are a local business who may have recently encountered a suspicious transaction involving what you think may be a counterfeit bill, please contact your local police detachment with any information you may have.

The RCMP reminds the public that it is an offence to possess or re-circulate a counterfeit bill. If you come into contact with what you believe is counterfeit currency, report it to police.

Anyone with information on the circulation of this counterfeit currency is asked to contact Holyrood RCMP at 709-229-3892. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (TIPS is 8477), by Secure Web Tips at www.nlcrimestoppers.com, or by downloading the free and secure mobile app. Search the App Store for "P3 Tips". Electronic tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are encrypted, entirely confidential and completely anonymous.


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Holyrood RCMP

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