Dominican prosecutors launch probe into ‘genuine’ RD$2,000 bills
DominicanToday.com -  Justice minister Francisco Domínguez on Thursday said the Santo Domingo Province Office of the Prosecutor investigates the presence $2,000 pesos bills with the date of 2013, which Dominican Republic’s Central Bank hasn’t issued.

 

He said the investigation has just begun for which he cannot provide further details.

In that regard, Santo Domingo province prosecutor Olga Dina Llaverías said the investigating aims to establish who’s behind the bills’ circulation.

Not counterfeit

The Central Bank clarified in a statement that the bills aren’t counterfeit, while local media report that their circulation is likely the result of their theft from a warehouse in France, where they are printed.

The Central Bank on Wednesday warned citizens that it has detected series 2013 counterfeit bills of RD$2,000.

"We have taken pertinent preventive measures with the entities of the national financial system to mitigate the harm which could cause to the population," the Central Bank said in a statement.

 

It adds that the necessary procedures with the judicial, law enforcement and investigative agencies have been conducted, so that the “unscrupulous persons responsible for this action are duly punished".

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