Fake U.S. currency has been floating around Grande Prairie and RCMP have arrested four people believed to be part of the problem. On August 17th, officers spotted a vehicle parked outside a motel that matched the description of one used in recent report of phony bills.
A search of a hotel room turned up roughly $8,500 in bogus U.S. cash and three people were arrested. 32 year old Michael James Boyes and 20 year old David Lee Henderson of Grande Prairie are both facing several charges related to the use and making of counterfeit currency, along with laundering proceeds of crime. Henderson is also charged with exporting counterfeit money and fraud.
19 year old Montana Lee Munroe of Prince George, B.C. is facing charges of possessing counterfeit U.S. currency, instruments for counterfeiting and a controlled substance. Further investigation led to the arrest of an Edmonton man on counterfeit and laundering charges, along with possession of a controlled substance and obstructing a peace officer. 29 year old Kyle Jared Johnson will appear in GP court on September 14th, along with Boyes and Henderson. Munroe has a date set for August 24th.