(Update) Kings District RCMP is asking for public help to identify a suspect in a counterfeit money investigation

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Update:

The suspect in the investigation into counterfeit money used at a convenience store on Main St. in Kingston on February 22 has been identified. Further updates will be provided as warranted.

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Kings District RCMP is asking for public help to identify a suspect in a counterfeit money investigation

On the morning of February 22, a man visited a convenience store on Main St. in Kingston and used a counterfeit $50 Canadian bill to make a purchase.

Surveillance video shows the suspect as a tall man, between 35 and 45 years old, with a long reddish brown beard and moustache wearing a black winter toque, a grey Adidas zippered sweater and a black shirt.

The bill has distinctive blue markings, which the suspect folded down as he passed the bill to the staff of the store. The serial number on the bill isLGQ03229158.

Kings District RCMP is reminding local merchants and their employees to examine and verify any currency that is given to them, and to report any suspicious bills to their local RCMP detachment. For more information on detecting counterfeit bills and what to do if you receive one, visit the Bank of Canada’s webpage (https://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/counterfeit-prevention) about counterfeit prevention.

Anyone with information, or who recognizes the man in the photo, is asked to contact the Kings District RCMP in Kingston at 902-765-3317. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.

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