$US Counterfeiters charged after Appleby Line Canadian Tire Incident
The Halton Regional Police Fraud unit is warning us about the increased circulation of counterfeit American bills.
On December 12, 2014 three men attended the Canadian Tire Store at 2070 Appleby Line in Burlington purchased several power tools using counterfeit American bills. The transactions that totaled $1,340 were paid with 67 American $20 dollar bills.
The bills were examined and determined to all be counterfeit. Halton Police were notified of the fraudulent transactions and the investigation has led to fraud charges against two males.
Randy AMOFA, 26 years, of no fixed address, has been charged with
Possession of Counterfeit Money, Uttering Counterfeit Money and Proceeds of Crime
A warrant is out for the arrest of the second accused,
Jeffrey OPOKU, 25 years or no fixed address, for the charges of Possession of Counterfeit Money, Uttering Counterfeit Money and Proceeds of Crime.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Mark Murray of the Regional Fraud Unit at 905 825-4747 ext 8734 or anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).