A counterfeit money operation ended when VicPD apprehended a Vancouver man who had been in Victoria for two days. Photo courtesy Victoria Police Department

A counterfeit money operation ended when VicPD apprehended a Vancouver man who had been in Victoria for two days. Photo courtesy Victoria Police Department

Suspected counterfeiter busted by Vic PD

$100 bills had incorrect wording

Victoria police are recommending five counterfeit currency charges against a Vancouver man.

Officers with VicPD’s Community Services Division’s Beat Section observed a man suspected in two counterfeit currency cases on Thursday and Friday. In those cases a man had passed what turned out to be phoney $100 American bills and received legitimate Canadian currency as change.

Officers arrested the suspect and when he was searched, investigators found more than $1,000 in counterfeit U.S. currency. Evidence secured also helped determine that the man had passed such bills at other locations within Victoria.

The counterfeit bills curiously did not display the words “The United States of America” but instead read “World Universal Bank Limited.” Police urge anyone who has received one of these bills to immediately contact Victoria police at 250-995-7654.

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