Woodstock police respond to a surge in counterfeit currency incidents

by | Jan 25, 2024

Man arrested after allegedly using fake Canadian money at Woodstock business

The Woodstock Police Force reported one man’s arrest as they investigated what they described as a “surge” of counterfeit currency incidents. 

“In response to a significant rise in reports from local businesses concerning the receipt of counterfeit Canadian currency, the Woodstock Police Street Crime Unit launched an investigation into these incidents,” Deputy Chief Mark Bennett said in a media release Thursday afternoon.  

The release described one incident on Tuesday, Jan. 16, where an unidentified male entered a Woodstock-based business. Police said the individual presented the cashier with counterfeit currency, including two counterfeit Canadian $100 bills and one counterfeit Canadian $20 bill.

Investigators identified a 25-year-old male who police arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 24, concerning the circulation of these counterfeit bills. 

Police subsequently released the suspect after scheduling an upcoming court date.

The media release asked anyone with information about this or any other crime to contact the Woodstock Police Force at (506) 325-4601 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by using the secure P3 Mobile App or through Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.

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