Two suspects wanted in connection with passing counterfeit money in Sarnia - Oct 10/18 (Photo courtesy of Sarnia police)

Suspects sought for passing bogus bills

Sarnia police have released surveillance photos of two female suspects after counterfeit money was used to make purchases in the city.

Police say the suspects are using older paper Canadian $100 bills at stores and gas bars, and getting cash back.

Businesses are encouraged to be extra vigilant when receiving older $100 bills as payment.

Those concerned can visit https://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes for more information about counterfeit money.

The site urges businesses to do the following:

  • Politely refuse the note and explain that you suspect that it may be counterfeit.
  • Ask for another note (and check it too).
  • Advise the person to check the note with the local police.
  • Inform your local police of a possible attempt to pass suspected counterfeit money.
  • Be courteous. Remember that the person in possession of the bill could be an innocent victim who does not realize that the note is suspicious.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jim McCabe at 519-344-8861 ext. 6167, or Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.