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1913 - Counterfeit Money Source - Canadian Authorities Raid Shack in Little Village of Lavaltrie

Six Men are Captured
Complete Plant: Press. Plates and Paper: Building Resembles Arsenal.
Officers Smash Door, Rush in Upon Occupants While They Sleep.

MONTREAL - By a raid on a shack in the woods five miles from the village of Lavaltrie, Friday, the police unearthed what is believe to be the source of one of the most important counterfeiting schemes discovered in this section in years. Five men were caught in the house where the plant was found, and a sixth man was arrested in Montreal. He is Alfred Grenier, and engraver employed by a publishing company.

The police say they seized a counterfeiting plant, including a printing press, plates, specially prepared paper and everything necessary for the counterfeiting of United States $10 gold certificates. Chief Detective K. P. McCaskill said Friday night that the house where the gang operated was fitted up like an arsenal. Shotguns, revolvers and ammunition were found.

It was before dawn when the police reached the house. They smashed down the door and rushed in with drawn revolvers, and were upon the alleged counterfeiters before the latter awoke.

Idaho Statesman
December 20, 1913

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