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Police issue warning about fake $50 bills

Business owners, employees and members of the public are being asked by Greater Sudbury Police to look for numerous counterfeit $50 bills that have surfaced in the city.

Business owners, employees and members of the public are being asked by Greater Sudbury Police to look for numerous counterfeit $50 bills that have surfaced in the city.

Two men and one youth from southern Ontario were arrested over the weekend after police charged them with using and distributing counterfeit money.

Two young men, both age 18, have been charged with using counterfeit money and two counts each of breach of bail. The men reside in the Greater Toronto Area.

Staff at Pizza Hut on Loach's Road called police Sunday when one of the suspects made a purchase with a $50 bill, say police in a press release.

A further police investigation revealed a similar incident had taken place at another fast food restaurant on Regent Street.

Both of the fake $50 bills had the same serial number, say police.

Police say they are not certain how many more fake money is circulating across the city, but are asking business owners and employees to use caution. The serial number found by police in both incidents was EHX2642653.

People are asked to contact Greater Sudbury Police at 67509171 if any more fake bills are discovered.