Police investigate after counterfeit U.S. currency surfaces in Niagara

The Niagara Regional Police Services is investigating after counterfeit U.S. currency surfaced in several incidents in Niagara.

On Tuesday July 31/2018 a female suspect used counterfeit $20s and $50s at the St. Catharines Walmart on Geneva St. She was seen leaving in a grey Honda Civic with Ontario licence plates driven by a male suspect.

Further investigation revealed that the same female made purchases using the counterfeit currency at the Welland Ave. WalMart, The Bay on Glendale Ave. and the Walmart on Oakwood Ave. in Niagara Falls.

“The items purchased by the female suspect were high-end electronic and gaming items as well as high-end clothing,” a press release from the Niagara Regional Police Service said Wednesday Aug. 8/2018.

“The female suspect is described as black, 20-30 years of age, 5’1″-5’3″ in height, 150-170 lbs.  The female was wearing a tight black dress, white sandals, gold chain necklace and carrying a red or maroon purse,” the release said.
“The male suspect is described as black, 20-30 years of age, with a piercing in his left ear.”

“Police are reminding businesses to be extra vigilant in receiving U.S currency especially in denominations of $20 and $50,” the release said.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects or the motor vehicle in this investigation are asked to call police at 905-688-4111.




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