Counterfeit Currency

Police are continuing to receive reports of counterfeit Canadian currency in our region.

Over the last three months, police have received 14 reports of counterfeit Canadian $100 bills being used at local businesses.

Investigators in the Financial Crime Unit are sharing the following tips with businesses and citizens:

  • It is always good idea to check the security features in bank notes before accepting them. To learn more about security features on both Canadian and American bank notes visit:
  • Don’t accept a bill you believe is counterfeit.
  • Contact police at 902-490-5020 if you think you’ve received a counterfeit bill or if someone attempts to use a bill that appears to be counterfeit.