The next time you’re given a five, you might want to take a closer look at it.
The RCMP Halifax district and Halifax Regional Police issued a joint warning yesterday advising the public of counterfeit $5 bills circulating throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality.
The counterfeit bills in question don’t show the security features under UV light, which display the fiber marks and coat of arms. They’re also about two to three millimeters smaller than regular bills, the thickness isn’t as consistent, the Bank Of Canada print is not raised on the left side and the No. 5 doesn’t appear on the left side of the face when tilted. The year of issue for the bills was 2002 and the serial number is #HOU9734304.
Anyone with information regarding counterfeit money can contact any RCMP office, Halifax Regional Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477