Battlefords RCMP warn about counterfeit money

Police are warning businesses about fake $50 and $100 bills circulating in the Battlefords area.

Police receive several complaints about fake $50 and $100 bills

RCMP in the Battlefords are warning businesses about counterfeit $50 and $100 bills. (Graeme Roy/Canadian Press)

Battlefords RCMP are warning businesses about fake money circulating in the area after receiving several complaints of counterfeit $50 and $100 bills.

The money was of very poor quality and was "clearly a fake," according to a news release.

Officers have identified three suspects in connection to the investigation, but no arrests have been made.

Police said it's increasingly difficult for counterfeiters to make realistic money. However, businesses are asked to take a careful look at any money they receive, especially when it's in large denominations.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.