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Counterfeit American money in circulation in Hawkesbury and region

The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating reports of U.S. counterfeit money being used for purchases at local businesses in Hawkesbury and the surrounding municipalities.

On Monday afternoon May 27, 2019, a local business reported a counterfeit occurrence in which two individuals purchased items with U.S. counterfeit money. Approximately 10 minutes after the initial report, both suspects were located by Hawkesbury OPP officers while patrolling Main Street in Hawkesbury.

The investigation led to the arrest of a 28-year-old male of Pointe-Claire, Quebec. He is charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with:

– Uttering Counterfeit Money – utter

– Possessing Counterfeit Money – have in custody

– Fail to Comply with Probation Order (6 counts)

– Fail to Comply with Recognizance (2 counts)

A 41-year-old Howick, Quebec woman was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with:

– Uttering Counterfeit Money – utter

– Possessing Counterfeit Money – have in custody

A significant amount of U.S. counterfeit currency was also seized on their person and inside the vehicle.

They were both released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on June 26, 2019.

The Hawkesbury OPP continue to investigate and is asking the assistance from the public to identify a person of interest described as:

– White male, tall and skinny with sideburns along the sides of his face

Anyone who has information about the identity or knows the whereabouts of this person, please contact the Hawkesbury O.P.P. at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

The Hawkesbury OPP Detachment is warning local businesses to be attentive when making transaction involving U.S. currency to avoid being a victim of fraud.

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Louise Sproule

Publisher at The Review
Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!
Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!

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