Think twice if you see a U.S. $100 bill near London, Ont.

If you live near London, Ont., and you see a bill with Benjamin Franklin’s picture on it, you may want to ensure it is real.
The likeness of Benjamin Franklin is seen in this file photo of a U.S. $100 bill. (Jon Elswick/Associated Press)

If you see a bill with Benjamin Franklin's picture on it, you may want to ensure it is real.

The Middlesex County OPP say people have been trying to use — and in some cases successfully using — fake U.S. $100 bills near London, Ont., lately.

According to police, this happened on a handful of occasions in Middlesex Centre between Wednesday and Friday of last week.

Those incidents followed the seizure of two of these fake bills from a pair of commercial businesses in Thames Centre on Feb. 4. In these prior cases, a 17-year-old male from London was arrested and charged with two counts of uttering counterfeit money.

No arrests have been made in the more recent cases, which remain under investigation.

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