Fake Cash: Lethbridge Police cautioning about counterfeit money
Photo of one of the counterfeit Canadian $100 bills provided by the Lethbridge Police Service
Lethbridge Police investigating more than a dozen recent incidents of counterfeit money being passed in the city.
Officers say there has been an increase in the circulation of fake Canadian $100 bills since July.
The reproductions have typically been poor and many include the holographic strip from the lower denominations, like $5.00, in place of the proper $100 strip.
Photo of a real Canadian $100 bill
The bills have shown up at a number of convenience stores, big box stores, coffee shops and other businesses.
Police are reminding business owners and their employees to carefully examine the bills before accepting them.