Phony bills passed in Mission

Fake $20 bills surface at three Junction Mall businesses

Police are warning the public about a recent rash of counterfeit $20 bills being passed in Mission over the last week.

Mounties are investigating after three businesses in the Junction Mall and area have reported receiving counterfeit $20 bills. The bills have all been paper-style bills, not polymer, with the same serial number, ESG0943472.

The suspects in one of the incidents are two white males in their mid-20s, approximately 5’8″ and thin. One had curly hair and the other had facial hair, said police.

Merchants and consumers are reminded to carefully examine currency they receive to ensure it is genuine.

Information on counterfeit currency is available on the Bank of Canada website, bankofcanada.ca.