ST. STEPHEN – District 1 RCMP is investigating four incidents where counterfeit five-dollar bills were used to make purchases in the western Charlotte County area.

The bank notes were passed between January 17 and 24, at two grocery stores and a pub in St Stephen, N.B., and in the elementary school cafeteria in St Andrews.

All the notes were 1986 series with the same serial number, ANN2615686.

Police have interviewed at least one person suspected of passing the counterfeit money, but the investigation is ongoing.

Any merchants or members of the public who may have received this note are asked to contact the police.

If you are suspicious about the authenticity of any paper currency, please take it to your local bank branch to verify.

Information about counterfeit currency is also available on the Bank of Canada website.