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Police warn fake US money is being used in the area

US billOntario Provincial Police are warning businesses in the area there are on-going reports from various police agencies of counterfeit American currency being passed along the Highway 401 corridor.

The counterfeits have been in the $20 and $50 denominations.

In January 8, 2016 an officer with the Napanee OPP recovered $790 in counterfeit American currency in a vehicle stopped in Napanee.

One adult and three young offenders from Mississauga face charges of possession of counterfeit currency and uttering counterfeit currency.

The Bank of Canada website has information on how merchants can protect themselves against counterfeit Canadian and American currencies. Please visit http://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/counterfeit-prevention.

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