Arrest Made In Counterfeit Currency Investigation

Police are looking for this suspect in connection with a counterfeit American currency investigation in the Bruce Peninsula and Grey County. (Photo courtesy of the OPP)

Police have made an arrest in connection with the use of counterfeit American currency in the Bruce Peninsula and Grey County areas.

Back in July, two men purchased some small items from Springmount Esso Gas Bar in the Township of Georgian Bluffs, using counterfeit American $20 and $50 bills.  There was also similar reports of counterfeit U.S. bills being used at several businesses in Hepworth and Sauble Beach.

On December 2, the OPP arrested and charged 24-year-old Syed Ali Hussain of Brampton with 19 counts of uttering counterfeit money and two counts of possessing counterfeit money. He is scheduled to appear in an Owen Sound court on December 15.

Police are still looking for a second suspect who is described as non-white and having a short black beard. A photo of the suspect can be seen above.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).