Counterfeit Canadian and American Currency

The Moose Jaw Police Service has taken a 34-year-old male into custody after a vehicle search resulted in the seizure of counterfeit Canadian and American currency.

On December 6, 2023, members of the Criminal Investigation Section (CIS) and Community Policing Division located and arrested the male for active warrants issued by the Regina Police Service for break and enter, along with possession of stolen property.

The police learned the male was on a conditional release from a previous incident. As per his conditions, he is subject to a mandatory search at any time.

During a search of the vehicle, Police discovered and seized over $2000 of counterfeit American and Canadian currency.

Below is the denominational breakdown of the counterfeit currency:

  • $100 US bills x17
  • $50 US bill x1
  • $20 US bills x7
  • $10 CAN bills x10
  • $5 CAN bills x13

As a result of the seizure, the male has been charged with one count of Possession of Counterfeit Money. He has been released with conditions and will make his first court appearance in Moose Jaw Provincial Court on January 24, 2024.

The possession, use, and creation of counterfeit money is illegal in Canada.

In recent weeks, the MJPS has seen an increase in the use of counterfeit currency at local businesses. This holiday season the MJPS is urging local businesses to diligently check all bank notes.

The Moose Jaw Police Service reminds the public that anyone who discovers that he/she is in possession of counterfeit currency should report it to the Police.

The website of the Bank of Canada has very detailed information on the current and previous bank note series at http://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/bank-note-series/ and counterfeit prevention.

For further information please contact:

Jay-D Haughton

Public Information and Strategic Communication Manager

Moose Jaw Police Service

21 Fairford St West

Phone: 306-513-7910