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Police alerting public to be on the lookout for counterfeit currency after recent arrest

Release Date: December 4, 2023



On November 12, 2023, a twenty dollar counterfeit United States bill was passed at a restaurant in Kingston’s west end. The accused, who had passed the bill, then took a cab from the restaurant and paid the driver with another counterfeit United States bill. Both recipients of these bills contacted the police who commenced an investigation.


On November 28, 2023, the accused entered a store on Princess Street in downtown Kingston and selected various merchandise, which was then paid for with counterfeit United States currency. Later that same day a local restaurant received a takeout order for pizza which was subsequently delivered to an address in the area of Kingscourt Avenue. The accused paid for the pizza with counterfeit United States currency. The delivery driver, who a short time later observed that they had been paid with counterfeit currency, then contacted Kingston Police.


On November 30, 2023, police located and arrested the accused who was subsequently transported to police headquarters where they were held to attend a bail hearing.


A 30-year-old local individual was charged with four counts of utter counterfeit money.


Police are advising that all the counterfeit currency that was used had the same serial number #JE62455000B. Additionally, all of the counterfeit United States bills were in twenty-dollar denominations. There may be other counterfeit twenty-dollar United States bills circulating in the community with the same serial number and police are advising local businesses to be on the lookout for this fraudulent currency. Should anyone have any information about this counterfeit currency or have any in their possession please contact Kingston Police by calling 613-549-4660.

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Kingston Police
705 Division Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7K 4C2

Telephone: 613-549-4660
TTY (hearing impaired): 613-549-8792
Administration Fax: 613-549-3111
Operations Fax: 613-549-7111

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