Watch out for counterfeit cash, police warn Avalon Peninsula businesses

Police have received over 10 reports of counterfeit $50 and $100 bills being used at stores on the Avalon Peninsula in the past week.

Police have recieved over 10 reports of fake cash being used on northeast Avalon in past week

The RNC is recommending business owners ask all employees to thoroughly examine cash before accepting it as legal tender. (Submitted by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary)

There's been a notable increase of counterfeit cash in circulation on the Avalon Peninsula this week. 

In a release Friday, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary wrote that it's received over 10 complaints in the past few days of fake $50 and $100 Canadian bills being used at fast food drive-thrus and other local businesses where quick transactions are routinely made.

Police advise all business owners and operators to have their employees thoroughly examine all cash being given by customers for payment. 

The RNC added that it believes the individuals using the counterfeit money are removing security ribbons from $5 bills and gluing them to the counterfeit bills. 

Police are encouraging anyone who has information to contact the RNC directly.