Counterfeit currency is making its way around the area.
On Tuesday (Apr.9) at around 8 a.m., a man at Station Square Co-op tried to exchange a $50 bill for change. The bill's print was poor quality, not on polymer and did not have any holograms or security features.
At around 12 p.m., a woman at Freson Bros. used a $50 bill of the same poor quality.
Video surveillance was gathered by police at both locations and they were able to identify the two suspects. Fort Saskatchewan residents Christopher Nepoose, 27, and Tracey Okemaysim, 40, have been charged with possession of counterfeit money and uttering counterfeit money.
The Fort Saskatchewan RCMP are encouraging the public and businesses to educate themselves on how to recognize counterfeit bills to help prevent these types of crimes.