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Fraud - Counterfeit Currency- Niagara Region

Posted on Wednesday August 08, 2018
The Niagara Regional Police Service is currently investigating multiple incidents involving Counterfeit U.S currency. 
On Tuesday July 31, 2018 at 2:37 pm a female suspect attended the Walmart located at 285 Geneva S t in St.  Catharines and completed a purchase using counterfeit U.S currency in $20 and $50 bill denominations.  The female then fled to a waiting Honda Civic, grey in colour, with Ontario licence plates being driven by a male suspect.
A subsequent police investigation revealed that the female suspect attended the Walmart located at 525 Welland Av in St. Catharines, The Bay located at 221 Glendale Av and  the Walmart located at 7481 Oakwood Dr in Niagara Falls where additional purchases were made using counterfeit U.S. currency. The items purchased by the female suspect were high end electronic and gaming items as well as high end clothing.
The female suspect is described as black, 20-30 years of age, 5'1"-5'3" in height, 150-170 lbs.  The female was wearing a tight black dress, white sandals, gold chain necklace and carrying a red or maroon purse.
The male suspect is described as black, 20-30 years of age, with a piercing in his left ear.
Police are reminding businesses to be extra vigilant in receiving U.S currency especially in denominations of $20 and $50.
Anyone having information regarding the suspects or motor vehicle in this matter is asked to call police at (905) 688-4111.

Incident Number: 18-73760
Submitted By: Charlene Zimmerman
Approved By: Shaun Parrent

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