RCMP in northern New Brunswick warn of counterfeit bills bearing Chinese writing

RCMP in northern New Brunswick are warning businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills identifiable by the Chinese characters marked on them.

Police say the $20 and $100 Canadian bills are being passed in the Campbellton area.

The Mounties are advising businesses to carefully check bills during transactions with customers and to report any suspicious-looking money to their local RCMP detachment.

The public was warned about similar bills being passed in the Halifax area in April.

At the time, police said a 15-year-old boy was arrested after a fake $50 bill covered in Chinese characters was used to obtain change from a convenience store clerk in Lower Sackville.

RCMP tracked the boy down using video surveillance footage and the help of a witness.