Red Deer RCMP seek to identify counterfeit money suspect

Suspect believed to have passed counterfeit U.S. currency several times over the past few days

  • Feb. 23, 2017 5:01 p.m.

SUSPECT - Police are on the lookout for this man who has allegedly been passing counterfeit U.S. currency to local businesses in the past few days.

Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify a suspect who is believed to have passed counterfeit U.S. currency several times over the past few days through multiple trips to local businesses.

The same suspect was seen in a local grocery store on three different occasions between Feb. 21st and Feb. 22nd, passing counterfeit U.S. $50 bills, and RCMP are sharing a surveillance photo of the suspect with hopes that the public will be able to identify him.

The counterfeit currency appears to be colour photocopies on good quality paper, and some bills have been cut carelessly. Serial numbers on multiple bills seized by RCMP are as follows: MG56216684A and MG56922425A.

RCMP encourage anyone who deals with cash to scrutinize bills before accepting them, and to educate themselves about the security features on Canadian and U.S. currency by visiting and

Anyone with information about this investigation or who may recognize this male, is asked to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at

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