RCMP were notified on July 8 after a staff member at Wild Bill’s Sports Bar recognized something was wrong with several Canadian $100 bills that they’d been given.
The counterfeit bills appear to be photocopies of $100 banknotes with the clear polymer window from legitimate, lower-denomination Canadian bills spliced and attached onto the photocopies, giving the appearance at first glance that the bill is legitimate because it has a polymer inset.
RCMP encourage anyone accepting bills of higher denominations to scrutinize them before accepting them. The counterfeit bills in this instance used paper and were not high quality, but RCMP have encountered many variations when dealing with counterfeit currency and encourage everyone to educate themselves about the many security features on Canadian currency by visiting www.bankofcanada.ca.
If you have information about these counterfeit incidents or recognize these suspects, please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403.343.5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.