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OPP warn of fake American currency in Kenora

A person has been charged after OPP receive fraud reports in Kenora early this week.

KENORA, Ont. – OPP are warning businesses of fake United States currency in the Kenora area.

According to an Ontario Provincial Police release, police received two separate calls on Monday and Tuesday advising of people trying to use counterfeit $100 bills.

Police said on Monday, officers were advised that two people had attended a business and paid with a $100 US bill that was later identified as counterfeit.

This incident is under investigation.

Police received a second fraud report on Tuesday from a business on Second Street. Officers responded to the call and were advised that a person tried to pay with a fake $100 US bill.

As a result of this incident, a 32-year-old from Kenora was arrested and charged with uttering counterfeit money and possession of a Schedule I Substance-Opioid (other than heroin).

The accused is to appear at the Kenora Court house on Dec. 17, 2020 to answer to the charges.

Anyone with information regarding this is asked to call the Kenora OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or 807-548-5534.