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Be on lookout for counterfeit notes in circulation- Police

- Large quantity confiscated
December 14th, 2017 | Tags: Counterfeit Notes fake notes RVIPF confiscated
Last week during a stop and search operation conducted by members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Officers confiscated a large quantity of counterfeit notes. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police are warning the public, the business community in particular, to be on the lookout as an influx of counterfeit currency is now in circulation.

Last week during a stop and search operation conducted by members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Officers confiscated a large quantity of these notes. One male was arrested, questioned and discharged. Investigations are ongoing.

Acting Commissioner Alwin James is concerned that with fewer businesses taking debit and   credit cards, there is more opportunities to circulate these currencies in a cash-based society. “We are encouraging banks, businesses and individuals receiving large quantities of cash to be on the lookout for counterfeit notes in the denominations of 50 and 100-dollar bills. It is important the usual systems for examining bills be put in place,” he said.

Banks and businesses in receipt of counterfeit or questionable notes are asked to contact the Police as soon as possible. Similarly, persons with information about individuals who are in possession of or creating counterfeit notes are asked to contact the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.

4 Responses to “Be on lookout for counterfeit notes in circulation- Police”

  • Gumption. Official (14/12/2017, 20:54) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Guns. Drugs. Counterfeit= Leads to the part way of self destruction.

    Youths take it from someone who was bullied back in high school and a high school dropout (the new lifestyle that is the new cool is the slow doomed on a highway). You don’t need to make the choice of the past people. You can and will do better. Join the stand and be an example and voice for yourselves and community. You’re community needs (YOU)
  • rattie (14/12/2017, 21:06) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    times are hard
  • wize up (15/12/2017, 02:49) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    What ah ting: so the police need to execute more stop and search for the betterment of this territory because there are still far better people among than the few criminals but the police are responsible for carrying out law and order so desperate times should calls for desperate measures and who vex vex
  • NezRez (15/12/2017, 10:40) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wait, how can he be arrested, questioned and then discharged? If the money was counterfeit, why is he not still arrested? Counterfeit money hurts all businesses large and small so I will not take anything larger than a $20 bill, sorry but like people say “times are hard “ and I cannot afford to lose my hard earned money.

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