WHISTLER RCMP are warning the public and businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit US $100 bills that have recently appeared in the community.
Since December 8 the Whistler RCMP have received four complaints from local businesses of attempts to use the bills.
“When bogus bills are circulated through the community it has a direct impact on the local economy,” said Sgt. Rob Knapton on Wednesday. “If a person successfully uses counterfeit money it represents a real economic loss to businesses which impacts their bottom line. We urge all local business to carefully check the authenticity of any US$100 bills that people may try to pay with before you accept them.”
The security features for Canadian and US money can be found at:
As part of the investigation police are looking to identify a person of interest. The man is described as:
* Approximately 5’ 8” tall
* Heavy set build
* Dark hair
* Olive skin
* Speaks with an American accent
If you have any information regarding the counterfeit bills, or the person of interest, call the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).