Police warn businesses to watch out for fake U.S. money

The Victoria police are warning downtown businesses to watch out for fake American money.

  • Nov. 17, 2016 3:00 p.m.

The Victoria police are warning downtown businesses to watch out for fake American money.

Since Nov. 1, police have dealt with 24 separate counterfeit currency files — almost all of which were United States bills.

The majority of the counterfeit bills were $20 bills, with some $50 bills as well. They were being used specifically at cash-based businesses, such as convenience stores, fast food restaurants and gas stations.

Investigators believe there is a close correlation between the street-level drug trade and the distribution of the fake currency.

Anyone with information is asked to call 250-995-7654.

 

 

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