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Please Be Careful When Accepting American Cash


Broadcast time: 2:00 PM

Date: February 5, 2020

Recently the Sarnia Police Service was handed over money that was circulated as currency and deposited at a local bank. The bank detected the funds as being counterfeit and contacted the business that deposited the money. That business is now out the funds.

Unfortunately, this could have been avoided if more time was taken to look over the bills before they were accepted. Just by reading the top of the $20 bill it is clear that these are fakes.

Take your time when receiving cash, especially American bills, they are harder to detect at times due to the fact they are made out of paper.

Below you can see black and white copies of a bill that was seized.



Constable Giovanni Sottosanti

Media Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6168

Email: 168@police.sarnia.on.ca