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Police searching for suspect linked to counterfeit money

WEST VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The West Vancouver Police Department is asking for your help in finding a woman responsible for passing along counterfeit money.

On November 24th, the woman is believed to have converted counterfeit US money at a currency exchange store in West Vancouver, using a fake ID.

Police throughout the Lower Mainlad have been receiving similar reports and are warning businesses to be extra cautious.

They say staff should be double checking security features on US bills:

– If you have multiple bills, check the serial numbers. If they are identical they are counterfeit.

– The border lines and Treasury seal should appear clear, distinct and sharp on genuine bills. On counterfeit bills, these lines usually appear to be blurry, uneven or indistinct.

– Authentic currency has a texture as the ink is slightly raised, so that you should be able to feel the texture. Counterfeit bills may feel flat and smooth.

If you recognize the suspect, please contact the West Vancouver Police at 604-925-7300 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.