Fake US greenbacks have been crossing the counters of some Port Alberni businesses this summer.
On Saturday, a couple purchased clothes using counterfeit American $100 bills.
On Sunday a man passed a counterfeit US $100 bill at a local gas station.
Police have received reports from other stores where someone tried to pass the counterfeit money. However, the stores had advised the suspects that they do not accept US currency.
The counterfeit currency currently being passed are US $100 bills and they have pink Chinese characters on them, which ironically translates to “this is not currency”.
Retailers have the right to refuse any suspicious looking currency and are encouraged to speak to their staff to keep them informed.