Funny money passed in New Glasgow

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NEW GLASGOW — A local business got scammed last week with a fake $100 bill.

The New Glasgow Regional Police is advising businesses and the public about a counterfeit Canadian $100 bill that was passed in the area.

On Friday, Jan. 26, police reported receiving notification from a local business that they received the funny money. Police say the bill looks very realistic but has a distinct Chinese writingon it.

Const. Ken MacDonald said, “Businesses and residents are advised to check bills during all transactions and immediately report any suspicious bills to their local police.”

The Bank of Canada website has more information on how businesses and consumers can identify and protect themselves against counterfeit Canadian and American currencies.

If you have any information about this incident, contact New Glasgow Regional Police at 1-902-752-1941 or Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not tapped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based upon the tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

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