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Counterfeit money found in Blind River

Fake Canadian $100 bills were used at a Blind River gas station
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On Nov. 7, 2017, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment responded to report of counterfeit currency that had been passed between 6 a.m. on Nov. 6, 2017 and 9:30 a.m. Nov. 7, 2017 at a local gas station in in the Town of Blind River.

The currency involved is of the $100 Canadian denomination. One bill has been used to defraud this business in the Blind River area. It is unknown at this time what the suspect(s) specifically purchased.

Local retailers and the general public are reminded to be alert and to carefully inspect all currency to verify that it is authentic. For further instruction regarding counterfeit prevention, the "bank note" section of offers valuable information.

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