Police warning Collingwood retailers after several counterfeit Canadian $50 bills were spent in town

Resources available to help spot a phony fifty

Provincial police in Collingwood have issued a warning after some phoney fifties cropped up in town.

Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP are warning area businesses that counterfeit Canadian currency has been passed in town recently, with five reports of funny money being used in the past two days.

The counterfeit bills in question are in $50 denominations and have been used to make in-store purchases. Investigators want to make area retailers aware of this and offer information on how to check and report suspected counterfeit money. Police say the Bank of Canada website has information on how to spot a counterfeit bill.

The investigation into these five incidents continues, but if anyone has information that could aid police, contact the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP detachment at (705) 445-4321. Contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS if you wish to remain anonymous.

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