MISSING ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR NOTES
The Central Bank wishes to advise the general public that it has called in the Royal Barbados Police Force to investigate the disappearance of a number of new one hundred dollar notes, bearing serial numbers ranging from E22515001 through to E22517000, E22521001 to E22522000, E22525001 to E22529000 and E22530001 to E22537000. The notes were discovered missing on October 30, 2008.
These notes may be in circulation and the Bank is therefore enlisting the assistance of the public in solving the matter. Members of the public who come into possession of any of the notes with serial numbers in the range indicated above should not negotiate the notes but bring them directly to the Central Bank. The Bank will exchange the notes for other new notes.
The public will be kept abreast of any further developments in the matter. The Bank has been advised to exercise some restraint in releasing more detailed information at this time, so as not to compromise the investigation.
The Bank has commenced an immediate audit and evaluation of the systems and processes currently being used, and is conducting a full assessment of the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the notes.