News Fake American bills in Timmins SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, staff Monday, Apr. 6th, 2015 Fake American bills have been making the rounds in Timmins. Police are warning local businesses and residents of the $100 bills that have been used across the city. You can tell its fake by the holographic strip. If it’s bad quality, chances are it isn’t real. If you suspect you have one of these bills, contact the Timmins Police. Full press release: Over the past several days, the Timmins Police Service has responded to various reports of counterfeit bills. These bills have been used at several retail businesses across the city. The Timmins Police Service would like to advise residents and local businesses that the bills in question are fraudulent $100 American bills. Security features on the seized bills, such as holographic strips, are of poor quality, which is a sign that bills are fraudulent. Retailers are reminded to take extra measures to verify the legitimacy of bills. Some methods for determining the legitimacy of bills include verifying the texture of bills produced, inspecting printing quality, and comparing to other bills of the same denomination. Businesses suspecting that bills may be fraudulent are asked to contact the Timmins Police Service at 705-264-1201.