Nanaimo RCMP warn of man making the rounds with counterfeit bills

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 17, 2018 - 9:50am Updated: May 17, 2018 - 1:37pm

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NANAIMO — Local businesses are asked to be extra vigilant about fake cash making the rounds across Vancouver Island.

Nanaimo RCMP said they've handled numerous calls about a man using counterfeit $5, $10 and $50 bills, usually at gas stations to buy lottery tickets.

The suspect is 5'9”, roughly 40-years-old, approximately 190 pounds with receding brown hair. Police said he is often seen wearing black track pants, white shoes and a black jacket while driving an older grey Ford pick-up truck.

On May 3, Oceanside RCMP reported three recent incidents of someone trying to use fake $100 bills. A suspect description wasn't mentioned in those cases and it's unclear if they're connected.

If anyone has information on the bills or the man behind their use, they're urged to call Nanaimo RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

 

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