Over the past few weeks, Fort St. John RCMP have received 22 reports of counterfeit currency being issued throughout the city. In these cases, either $50 or $100 bills have been issued, usually paying for lesser priced items and the suspects receiving the product and significant change or service.
Through extensive investigation Fort St John RCMP have been able to identify, arrest and charge two individuals:
Tyrone Davis was arrested and been charged with Possession of Counterfeit Money, Uttering Counterfeit Money and Possessing Instruments for Counterfeiting. Davis was released by way of a Release Order with a future court date in these matters.
Wynter Scott was arrested on four files and has been charged with 6 counts of Uttering Counterfeit Money (FSJ 2020-880). Scott was released by way of a Release Order with a future court date.
"We want to the business community to be aware of what is happening and to keep any future bills they may receive and to make a report to police," said Inspector Anthony Hanson. "Those who create and use counterfeit currency are undermining our community and together we can minimize the damage that they cause."
The Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who may have information about the counterfeit currency to contact police. If you have information about this incident or can assist in identifying possible suspects, you are asked to contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.ca.
This information was provided by Fort St. John RCMP. Email your community crime news and story tips to reporter Tom Summer at firstname.lastname@example.org.