Counterfeit U.S. bills used to purchase merchandise: Guelph police

Guelph police released a photo of a man after counterfeit bills were used to purchase merchandise on Friday. Guelph police

Guelph police say they want to speak to a man after $160 of counterfeit U.S. currency was used at a north end business on Friday.

Police said the phoney money was used to purchase merchandise at a business near Woodlawn Road and Woolwich Street at around 2:30 p.m.

According to police, the same man tried to use $500 in fake currency at a business near Wellington Street and Imperial Road that same day, but the clerk refused it.

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Police released a photo of a suspect and said he was seen driving a black Dodge Charger with black tinted windows and a spoiler on the rear end.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Guelph police at 519-824-1212 ext. 7525 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Guelph police are urging businesses to be vigilant in inspecting the current bills they have and receive in the future.

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