Brandon Police issued a notice this afternoon to advise the public of two separate instances of counterfeit $100 U.S.A. bills that have turned up locally in recent weeks.
The first on May 20 was cashed, then later caught by a local bank and reported to Police. The second on June 3 (pictured) was passed at a local business and resembled the May 20 bill in appearance.
Both bills bear comparable Chinese pink lettering, similar to counterfeit reports elsewhere in North America. Police describe the bills as feeling similar to plain paper as opposed to the texture that one would normally find USA bills to have.
As part of the notice Police reminded that compensation is not available for loss associated with accepting counterfeit currency and that businesses are not obligated to accept foreign currency.
If coming into possession of any additional counterfeit currency one is asked to contact Police. The full notice can be seen at:
Further information on counterfeit currency and prevention can be found on a page maintained by the Bank of Canada on counterfeit prevention page at https://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/
Photos: Brandon Police Service