Police & the Community


Counterfeit Canadian Currency

Counterfeit Canadian Currency
February 28th, 2018 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect who may be in possession and passing Canadian counterfeit currency.  

Video surveillance captured the suspect passing several Canadian counterfeit $100 bills at a post office inside Sobey’s, located at 37 Mapleview Drive, West, in the City of Barrie. The suspect was observed leaving the area in dark coloured Pathfinder.

Police have seized the bills, which all display the identical serial number of LGQ03229158.

The suspect is described as;

  • Male, white (35 to 40 yrs.)
  • Medium build
  • Wearing a hat and jacket displaying “HEADRUSH CHOSEN FEW” and dark jeans and shoes

The Barrie Police would like to remind local businesses and citizens to be cautious when accepting large bills in Canadian currency and USD. Please take steps to protect your interests by not accepting certain bills or dealing with financial institutions or currency exchange stores for currency exchange.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Claus of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2649, aclaus@barriepolice.ca or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave an anonymous tip at www.tipsubmit.com  

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA18004513


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Suspect Photo 1Suspect photo 2Suspect Vehicle - Pathfinder