It isn’t something the Weyburn Police Service deals with often, but they were called about counterfeit money during the Weyburn Fair Days last week. The bogus $50 was used during the event.
“Rarely do we get counterfeit money passed through Weyburn, at least that the police are aware of,” explained Weyburn Police Service Deputy Chief Rod Stafford.
Chief Stafford said it is more than likely the person who passed the money at the booth at the fair was unaware it was a counterfeit bill.
“Maybe it had already been passed through five different places that didn’t tweak on the fact that it looked funny or felt funny or something and take it out of circulation,” Stafford suggested.
Stafford added it is sporadic to have counterfeit currency passed, and there is no information provincially counterfeit bills are being used. He did point out despite all the security measures in use right now, there is still a chance counterfeit bills can be passed without someone knowing.