Bogus bills lead to arrest 

Some high quality security camera footage helped the Whistler RCMP to apprehend two suspects that were passing off counterfeit money.

According to the RCMP, they first received the report on Wednesday, Sept. 8, when a local business discovered that they had been passed a fake $50 bill. After examining the tape, the RCMP was able to provide copies of the footage to members of the force.

The following day the RCMP identified and apprehended the suspects, who were identified as a 67-year-old male and a 48-year-old female from Vancouver. When they were apprehended they had approximately $1,090 in counterfeit bills on them in $100, $50, $20, $10, $5 and US$1 denominations. A large number of blank and filled cheques from Vancouver businesses were also found.

The RCMP remind local businesses to:

• Make an investment in a high quality surveillance system;

• Take caution when dealing with cash transactions, and notify the RCMP immediately if money is suspected as counterfeit;

• Train staff to identify counterfeit money and to take suspect descriptions.

Two injured in Highway 99 crash

Two males were injured on Saturday in a collision with a transport truck on Highway 99. According to the reports, the drivers of two vehicles were heading south, approximately one kilometre south of Britannia Beach, when they were involved in a collision with a northbound transport truck. One male driver was transported to Vancouver by helicopter with injuries, and a second male was reported as injured but in stable condition.

The accident resulted in the closure of Highway 99 at 9:30 a.m., and only one lane of traffic was reopened by 4 p.m.

There is no word on the cause of the accident, and RCMP are still investigating.


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