Peace Regional R.C.M.P. Warn of Attempts to Pass Counterfeit Currency

Peace River, Alberta -- Between August 12th and August 14th, 2018,
Peace Regional R.C.M.P. responded to multiple reports of counterfeit
American currency attempting to be passed at local businesses.  In each
of these instances, the currency appeared as $20 American bills, which,
upon closer inspection, showed multiple obvious indicators of being

Passing counterfeit money is a crime. The R.C.M.P. reminds businesses
and consumers to be diligent when accepting cash, in order to avoid
becoming a victim of these types of crimes.  If you unknowingly accept a
counterfeit bill, you cannot be reimbursed.  To learn about the security
features that may assist you in detecting counterfeit U.S. currency,
visit, or learn about the security features of
Canadian bank notes by visiting the counterfeit prevention section of
the Bank of Canada’s website at‎.

Each of these incidents remain under investigation at this time.  If
you have any information about these incidents or encounter currency
similar to the bills described, please contact the Peace Regional
R.C.M.P. detachment at 780-624-6677.  If you wish to remain anonymous,
you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on
the internet at  You do not have to reveal your
identity to Crime Stoppers and if your information leads to an arrest,
you may be eligible for a cash reward.