Man arrested following reports of counterfeit American bills being used in Dartmouth: police

A 19-year-old Dartmouth man has been arrested following reports of counterfeit American bills being used in restaurants.

Halifax Regional Police say around 3:30 p.m. on Friday they were called to a fraud in progress at a restaurant on Portland Street in Dartmouth where it was reported that a man had just tried to pay with a fake American $100 bill.

About ten minutes later the man was located in the area by police and arrested without incident.

Police say officers recognized that this was the same suspect from a fraud reported the previous day at a restaurant on Main Street in Dartmouth.

They say it was reported that a man had made two purchases on August 16th and paid for both with two American $100 bills.

The man is scheduled to appear in court on October 3rd to face multiple fraud and possession of counterfeit money related charges.