Couchiching First Nation resident charged with using counterfeit money

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FORT FRANCES — A 26-year-old resident of Couchiching First Nation has been charged with uttering counterfeit money.

Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police were called to investigate the use of a counterfeit $100 bill, according to a news release issued March 1.

Police were able to quickly identify a suspect from surveillance equipment in the victim’s business.

As a result Brett Tuesday, 26, was charged and will appear in Fort Frances court on March 22.

Police are reminding businesses and members of the public to look for the following signs of counterfeit money:

For more information on how to detect counterfeit bills, the OPP recommends visiting the Bank of Canada website.

Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Thunder Bay Source