The Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is requesting the public’s assistance with the following investigation.
On May 6, 2017 at approximately 2:45 p.m. an unidentified male tendered a counterfeit $100 Canadian bill at a retail business on Front Street North in Campbellford. The man left the store with his purchase and was captured on video nearby (see picture). Another Campbellford business on Bridge Street East reported receiving the same counterfeit currency, both displaying the serial # JB4836433. A further business on Grand Road reported receiving a counterfeit $50 Canadian bill bearing serial # EHN6741817.
All three bills were identified as counterfeit Canadian currency by the various banks of the businesses and also by police. Investigators discovered several similar incidents involving the same serial #s reported to police throughout Ontario.
The male suspect is described as male, Caucasian, 18-25 years old, 5 8” (173cm) 140 lbs (64kg), short light brown hair, wearing sunglasses, a blue/white checkered dress shirt over a blue T-shirt, blue jeans, black running shoes with a white skull type image on the toe area, a white beaded necklace and was observed to be eating ice cream on a stick.
Northumberland OPP is asking for the public’s assistance with this ongoing investigation and would ask that anyone with information on this crime call the Campbellford OPP Detachment at 705-653-3300 or toll free 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Peterborough/Northumberland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 and not have to appear in court.