Arrest In Connection With Counterfeit Money

September 13, 2017

The police are advising people to be “vigilant regarding counterfeit U.S. $50 notes bearing serial number MD36441997A,” adding that one of these notes was tendered at a gas station on Tuesday evening, and a 54-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the matter.

A police spokesperson said, “Residents are advised to be vigilant regarding counterfeit U.S. $50 notes bearing serial number MD36441997A.

“One of these counterfeit notes was apparently tendered at the RUBiS Causeway Service Station Tuesday evening. A 54-year-old Devonshire man has been arrested in connection with that matter and enquiries continue.

“Employees are once again advised that if counterfeit cash is detected during a transaction, the member of staff receiving the fake money should hold on to it, note the description of the individual who tendered it and contact police immediately.

“Similarly, members of the public should take a few seconds to examine any money they may receive, especially the larger denominations.

“Persons who may have unknowingly received counterfeit currency are encouraged to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011 at the earliest opportunity to report the matter.

“Alternatively, if you are aware of suspicious circumstances regarding suspected counterfeit currency and wish to report it anonymously, please call the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.

“As a reminder it is a criminal offence to pass to another, possess, make or reproduce any counterfeit currency; punishable by up to five years in prison – and those caught committing such offences can expect to be prosecuted.”

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  1. Jacques Cousteaux says:

    Why dont you people try to catch the few who make this fake money, instead of making every citizen and tourist WORRY that any bill they have could put them in jail one day. People dont know how to examine money and who on earth examines every bill they have? Come on! Do your job and catch the criminals making it. There are a few in our island who do and have for years. They never get in trouble but all the people their fake money end up with DOES.

  2. bda says:

    So, If I receive fake money as change in a transaction at a grocery store, the cashier will be arrested?