Oceanside RCMP are warning the public about suspects trying to pass counterfeit bills to shops in the area.
Mounties say they’ve received three recent reports including one on Wednesday.
They say what makes the counterfeit currency unique is that the counterfeiters are using the clear polymer section from a real bill and then taping it into the counterfeit bill.
They point to one example where officers received a fake $100 bill from a local business that had the clear strip and Canadian maple leaf from a real $5 bill taped in.
RCMP say the bills are easy to spot as fakes if you take a moment to look at them.
If you have any information about the case, please call the Oceanside RCMP at (250) 248-6111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.