Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Counterfeit Cash

Next time your handed a twenty dollar bill you better make sure it's real. Shelburne RCMP recently received a complaint from a local business who believed they received counterfeit twenty dollar bills. Two 18 year old residents were arrested and are set to appear in court at a later date on counterfeit charges. Six twenty counterfeit bills were seized.

Things to check:

1. Feel the texture of the bill.
2. Compare the bill with another of the same denomination and series.
3. Look carefully at the printing quality.
4. Look for coloured strands in the paper.
5. Hold it up to the light and look at the watermark.
6. Examine the serial numbers.