BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 9, 2015–Police warn the public to be on the lookout for counterfeit Belize currency notes that are being circulated in Belize City.
So far, seven $20 notes have been recovered, along with a $50 note.
Six of the $20 notes which have been recovered bear the same serial number, DL 287655, while a seventh $20 note bore the serial number DL183156.
Also at about 1:00 p.m. today, police went to the Belize Bank on Albert Street, where a teller handed over a $50 note with serial number DJ792434. All notes have been confirmed to be counterfeit.
Police reported that at about 11:00 Friday morning, they went to the Michael Finnegan Market located on West Collet Canal, where fruit vendors handed over the seven counterfeit $20 notes.
Police advise business owners and vendors to be on the lookout for counterfeit currency and to notify the police immediately when they find such currency.