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COUNTERFEIT MONEY

April 9, 2019

North Bay Police are investigating the use of a counterfeit 100 dollar bill in the City of North Bay.

On the evening of March 30th, 2019 a male person attended a restaurant on Lakeshore Drive in North Bay. He received his take out order and paid for it with a 100 dollar American bill.

After the man left the person working the cash registered was concerned with the quality of the bill. It was taken to North Bay Police on Monday April1st. The bill has now been determined to be counterfeit.

The male suspect was described as;

18 to 24 years old

Approximately 5’5” (165 cm) in height and 145 pounds (66 kgs)

slight build with sandy brown hair

at the time he was wearing jeans and had a large scrape on his chin.

He obtained this counterfeit bill from a red fabric wallet.

Anyone with information that may assist police with this investigation is asked to call the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555 and select option 9 to speak to a police officer. Constable Ethier is investigating.

For those who wish to remain anonymous, contact Near North Crime Stoppers, by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting a tip online at nearnorthcrimestoppers.com.

North Bay Police advise that the Bank of Canada website has many tips for counterfeit prevention. You can visit their prevention section at www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/counterfeit-prevention/