A trailer that was part of a counterfeit investigation – and was the home of the man charged in relation to that case – burned to the ground Tuesday morning.
Princeton RCMP Sergeant Rob Hughes said the fire, which occurred in the Granite Creek campground, was deliberately started.
“It was arson, but we don’t know who burned it or what their motive was,” he said.
Police had previously searched the trailer, after obtaining a warrant, he added.
A 49-year-old man was arrested in December after a two-hour manhunt through the bush near Coalmont
The counterfeit suspect was charged with fleeing from police and assaulting a police officer, after an RCMP vehicle was rammed.
Earlier that month several Princeton businesses were scammed by individuals passing fake U.S. currency.
The counterfeiters bought inexpensive items in stores, using $50 and $20 bills, and received legitimate Canadian change.
Local merchants lost at least $320.
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