Saugeen Shores Police Service

Press release

Saugeen Shores Police Service


Press Release

6 July 2009

Over the past week police have had many  $5. bills turned over to police believed to be counterfeit. While two were clearly counterfeit the rest were simply older $5,  bills and legitimate. Older $5. bills printed do not have the same security features as bills printed recently but it does not make the older bill a fake.

Usually the counterfeit bills have some errors in them that are obvious, such as

1). The counterfeit bill is larger or smaller than a genuine bill

2). If you hold a bill up to the light to look through it, if it is a $5. bill there is part of a number 5 on the front and part of the number 5 on the back, when you hold them to the light the number 5 lines up, this is the hardest printing task for a counterfeiter to do is line up both front and back sides of the bill.

3). On the front of the bill on the left side is some printing, on the $5. bill it is The West Block of Parliament and progressively smaller printing in each line of the narrative. With a magnifying glass you should be able to read the bottom line clearly. Poor replicas or poor quality printers cannot give clear printing and the letters all bleed into each other.

There are many other ways to determine a fake right down to the feel of the paper.

3 July 2009, at 11:29 a/m a 49 year old Saugeen Shores male was arrested for Impaired driving, he provided breath samples over 3 times the legal limit of .08.

03 July 2009, 9:00 pm police conducted RIDE on County Rds 17 and 3. 10 Highway Traffic Act warnings were given.

04 July 2009, police were notified of a stop sign that had been stolen at the corner of Sandy Acres and Joseph St in Port Elgin. Each year we get one or two of these signs taken. If only the responsible person thought about it for 2 seconds they would realize just how dangerous this act is.

04 July 2009, at 9:59 pm a 22 year old London man was arrested for Impaired Driving as a result of a RIDE check on North Rankin St in Southampton.  

  Dan Rivett

Chief of Police




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