OPP is saying that counterfeit money is circulating in Pembroke and Laurentian Valley.

Police say that they were alerted on January 10th of the fraud when fake money was used at four local businesses. The police says the bills were $50 and $100 in denomination. They say that with the discovery of bills in the area, residents and businesses must preform due diligence in paying or accepting payment in cash. They say that anyone with information is asked to call the Pembroke Detatchment of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP, or Crime Stoppers.

A similar fraud occurred in the Madawaska Valley last year in September. The case resulted in charges laid against a 38-year-old in Carlow Mayo Township.