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Men charged in connection with phony bus passes

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Winnipeg Transit personnel seized a number of counterfeit passes while on the job in April.

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Three men are facing charges after a number of phony bus passes found their way to city streets.

A Winnipeg police investigation started in April, when Winnipeg Transit personnel seized a number of counterfeit passes while on the job. The passes, while appearing valid at first glance, were missing specific security measures.

According to police, genuine Winnipeg Transit bus passes have an "alphanumeric code in which there is a number used to designate the month (1 to 12) and an adult full fare bus pass is signified by a letter "F" for full fare. This alphanumeric code is in holographic material on the bus pass. Each bus pass also contains a unique serial number."

Three Winnipeg men, aged 29, 55 and 56, are facing various forged document charges.

The men were released on a promise to appear.

 

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