The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service have been receiving a large amount of calls from local businesses regarding counterfeit $50.00 American currency bills that have been circulating in the Sault Ste. Marie area in the past few weeks. An alert went out earlier in the week from the East Algoma OPP where counterfeit $50.00 United States currency bills were passed in their area.
Please be vigilant when accepting US currency and take the time to check the bills to verify if the bills are in fact authentic.
Anyone with relevant information involving this investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Alison CAMPBELL at 705-949-6300 ext. 387. If your business has received any potential counterfeit money please contact 705-949-6300 to report the incident.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.00.