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Beware: new batch of counterfeit dollars

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.

-police blotter-

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