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Island businesses are asked to be on the lookout for counterfeit cash.
Charlottetown police responded to a complaint of one counterfeit $20 U.S. bill being used for cab fare over the weekend.
This is the first such reported case in Charlottetown, but there may be more bills in circulation and businesses are asked to take precautions and report any suspected cases of counterfeit cash.
The same $20 U.S. counterfeit bill has been reported in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia over the last few months.
Some obvious signs to look for on these bills are:
- Serial number is JB44CYBEHNP
- The second last digit of the serial number “N” is actually printed backwards
- The partial serial number CYBEHNP is printed on the back of the bill and there should be none at all on the back
- The print below the image of President Jackson is “CRUGER” but should be “JACKSON”
- The print below the White House image on the back of the bill reads “DONETSK CITY” but should read “THE WHITE HOUSE”
Anyone with information regarding this occurrence is asked to contact police at 902-629-4172 or P.E.I. Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).