GANANOQUE – Two people from Montreal have been arrested after town police discovered Saturday, no less than seven businesses were duped into taking counterfeit American cash.
Police were first called to a business after two bogus $20 U.S. bills were passed.
During that call, another complaint came in about a fake $50 bill being passed at a second business.
Through a description from the merchant, police were able to identify and apprehend two suspects – a 24-year-old man and 21-year-old woman from Montreal, Que.
Investigators later found out that at least seven businesses were targeted.
A business near Mallorytown was also victimized.
Police are awaiting a search warrant to look through the suspect’s vehicle.
The two have each been charged with seven counts of uttering counterfeit money, one count of possession of counterfeit money, one count of possession of property obtained by crime and one count of trafficking in property obtained by crime.
The details of the investigation has been shared with other police forces, who have had similar complaints about counterfeit bills, Gananoque police said.
Any other business who think they may have been a victim are urged to call Gananoque police.