Keep an eye out for funny money

Kamloops Mounties say there’s nothing humorous about funny money

Merchants are asked to use caution when accepting notes and to utilize any counterfeit-detecting tools they have.

Merchants are asked to use caution when accepting notes and to utilize any counterfeit-detecting tools they have.

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Kamloops Mounties say there’s nothing humorous about the funny money allegedly being passed at Tournament Capital-area businesses  in December.

RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush said two Kamloops retailers have reported receiving counterfeit U.S. $100 bills in recent days.

On Monday, Dec. 15, a bill was used at the Salish Esso. The next day, another one was given to a waiter at Boston Pizza in Sahali.

Bush said the suspect in both instances had a similar description — a heavy-set native male standing five-foot-six.

“Merchants are asked to use caution when accepting notes and to utilize any counterfeit-detecting tools they have,” Bush said.

The investigations into both incidents are ongoing.