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Summerside police arrest Charlottetown man for allegedly using counterfeit money

The Summerside police station is located in downtown.
The Summerside police station is located in downtown. - Jason Malloy
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. —

A 27-year-old Charlottetown man faces charges after he allegedly used counterfeit currency at three different Summerside stores on Wednesday afternoon.

Police received a call just before 2 p.m. on Aug. 5 from a Granville Street business reporting the man had just passed counterfeit currency. While looking for the suspect, police received two other calls, also reporting someone using counterfeit currency and providing the same description of the suspect.

The man was located and arrested by police.

A significant quantity of suspected counterfeit U.S. and Canadian currency was seized during the arrest.

The same man had also been identified as a suspect in a similar incident that occurred on July 18.

The man is currently in custody and will appear in provincial court on Thursday to answer to four charges of uttering counterfeit currency, one charge of possession of counterfeit currency, one charge of possession of stolen property and one charge of breach of probation.

All of the suspected counterfeit currency was fake $100 bills, both U.S. and Canadian.

The counterfeit U.S. bills had the serial number LB45440078L while the Canadian bills had the serial number LGQ03229158.

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