Canadian Policing Research Catalogue

Counterfeit currency in Canada.

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Canadian Policing Research Catalogue



Alternate Title

Monnaie contrefait au Canada.




Includes bibliographical references.


1 online resource (25 pages) : photographs, chart


"RCMP Criminal Intelligence."
"December 2007."
Issued also in French under title: Monnaie contrefait au Canada.


This project was initiated as an assessment of the counterfeiting of Canadian currency. It includes a review of investigations over the past three years (2004-2007) that pertain to counterfeit currency and involve organized crime, significant public impact or financial loss, sophisticated schemes or new trends, and repeat offenders. All references to “counterfeiting” refer solely to currency counterfeiting unless otherwise noted. This project reviewed investigations from across the country. The vast majority of information was collected from the Canadian police community, with other stakeholders such as the Bank of Canada and the private sector contributing valuable insight. The RCMP National Counterfeit Coordinator and all Regional Counterfeit Coordinators were interviewed for this assessment, and assistance was received from the Integrated Counterfeit Enforcement Teams (ICETs) and major municipal police forces.


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Executive summary -- Introduction/background -- Technology and methodology -- Historical perspective -- Regional overview -- U.S. currency -- Organized crime involvement -- Trends -- Outlook -- Conclusion -- Appendices.

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