Barrie Man Charged With Spending Phony Fifties

Suspect Allegedly Found in Possession of Several Counterfeit American Bills

A Barrie man is being accused of trying to spend some funny money around Clearview Township.

A call came in on Tuesday, about someone using a counterfeit U.S. $50 bill at a Clearview business, while a suspect vehicle description was provided. Officers began patrolling for the vehicle in question, locating it in Wasaga Beach.

Investigators dug a little deeper and say not only did the suspect also try to spend a phony 50 at an Elmvale store, a search of the suspect turned up three other counterfeit bills.

A 43-year-old man is facing five criminal charges including Possessing Counterfeit Money.