Phony Fifties Used At North End Barrie Shop

Police Say Pair Used Counterfeit American Money To Buy Clothing

US Counterfeit Currency Passed in BarrieBarrie Police have pictures of some folks they say passed some funny money at a local clothing store. Police say a man and woman made some purchases at the Old Navy store on Bayfield St. around 1:00 on the afternoon of October 18th, using US counterfeit $50 bills. Store staff called police as soon as they discovered the bills were phony, but the suspects had long since left. They are described as:

Suspect 1:

  • male
  • white
  • muscular build
  • wearing a black Blue Jays hat, white tank top, and dark pants.

Suspect 2:

  • female
  • white
  • thin build
  • long curly hair, blond with dark roots
  • wearing a black shirt, sweater, pants.

If you have US currency in your possession and are unsure of its authenticity, follow these steps to certify the real value of your money or contact police for assistance.

-Counterfeit money will often feel distinctly different from authentic money.
-Genuine money is often thinner than counterfeit money.
-Compare the bill with another legit bill of the same denomination.
-Inspect the printing quality.
-Examine the serial numbers; each bill will have a different serial number.
-Check the security features on the bill. The bills will be equipped with a security thread (plastic strip) that runs vertically and the bill will have watermarks.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Watt of the Barrie Police Service at (705)725-7025 ext.2627,, or remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or