Halifax man facing charges over counterfeit U.S. money

Halifax man facing charges over counterfeit U.S. money

Police have laid charges after counterfeit U.S. bills were circulated in the Halifax area. 

Police received eight reports of fake U.S. currency since late February. The reported bills were $20, $50 and $100 denominations retrieved from businesses, banks and a pharmacy.

Police arrested a Halifax man shortly after 11 a.m. on Tuesday after a traffic stop on St. Margarets Bay Road near Long Lake.

A 26-year-old man is facing five counts of possession to counterfeit money and five counts of using counterfeit money.

The accused is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court today. 

Police also say an investigation into the other three counterfeit cases is ongoing.