Counterfeit $20 and $50 American bills showing up throughout the Region. Two nabbed in Milton.

Crime 100By Staff

January 14, 2015


There are some phony –counterfeit American $50.00 and $20.00 bills being passed at commercial businesses throughout the Region

Halton Regional Police have issued a warning to the public regarding a rise in the number of American counterfeit $50.00 and $20.00 bills being passed,

Fraud investigators have arrested two people caught passing the counterfeit bank notes in two separate incidents.

Royal Bank of Canada – Milton
On December 3, 2014, a female suspect attempted to exchange a counterfeit American $50.00 bill for authentic Canadian currency at the Royal Bank of Canada at 232 Guelph Street in the Town of Georgetown. The bank employee examined the bank note and determined it was counterfeit and seized it. Investigators identified the suspect who subsequently turned herself into police on January 12, 2015.

Elaine SMITH, 58 years, of Milton has been charged with Possession of Counterfeit Money and Uttering Counterfeit Money

Great Canadian Super Store – Milton
On December 22, 2014, a male suspect attended the Real Canadian Super Store at 820 Main Street East in the Town of Milton and purchased two PlayStation consoles using counterfeit American bills. Approximately 30 minutes later, the same suspect returned and purchased two more PlayStation items using counterfeit American bills. Investigators identified the suspect and he turned himself into police on January 13, 2015.

Kevon HENRY, 28 years, from Toronto has been charged with two counts of Possession of Counterfeit Money, two counts of Uttering Counterfeit Money and two counts of Proceeds of Crime.

Look closely at American bills that are given to you.

Anyone with information about the circulating counterfeit currency is asked to call the Regional Fraud Unit at 905 825-4747 ext 8739 or anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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