RCMP warns of counterfeit currency

Crime Of The Week

September 23, 2020, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia…Halifax District RCMP would like to advise the public of two investigations where counterfeit currency was used in Lower Sackville.

On September 22, a man entered two businesses on Sackville Dr. and made a purchase at each business using a 100 US dollar bills. The bills were later determined to be counterfeit.

The currency is described as a 100 US dollar bill with serial number LB45440078L. The paper texture is described as smooth and the colour to be blueish/purple.

The suspect is described as white, in his 20s to 30s, approximately 5-foot-9. He was wearing a camouflaged coat, a white mask and dark pants.

Anyone in the area who handles currency in the course of their business or work is alerted to be on the lookout for suspicious currency and should they come into contact with it, report it to police. If you unknowingly accept counterfeit currency as legal tender, you cannot be reimbursed.

Anyone with information on this incident, is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.

File # 20-111698, 20-111961