Counterfeit Toonies Located

Hanover Police continues to investigate several occurrences involving possible counterfeit Toonies. They were all located at a business this month. Police are working with members of the RCMP regarding the Toonies to confirm their status. Until the status is confirmed, Hanover Police would like to remind merchants to ensure they check coins in the same fashion, as they would paper currency. For counterfeit coins, be on the look out for misshaped (soft) printing and graphics, weight discrepancies, and the surface area not being smoothly polished. There are other tests you can preform after a quick internet search. Also, be on the look out for anyone passing large amounts of coins. If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to contact the Hanover Police Service or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting a secure Web Tip.