Wesley Weber (full name is Wesley Wayne Weber, 1965) was a Canadian who succeeded in counterfeiting the Canadian hundred-dollar bill. Because of this, many stores stopped accepting $100 bills until the note was redesigned. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, they are the highest quality computer produced counterfeits of Canadian currency to date. This was one reason that the 100 dollar bills were redesigned to make them more difficult to counterfeit. The Weber bill is still taught in police colleges as the prime test case for counterfeit.
Wesley Weber was a self-taught mastermind who had spent years tinkering with banknotes to perfect the simulated images and security features. These skills earned him a conviction for cheque forgery ring in 1997, and another for counterfeiting $10 and $20 bills since 1999. He was arrested in October 2000 for passing a counterfeit $100 at an auto parts supplier, but was released on bail a week later. He pleaded guilty in August 2001, and received a five-year prison sentence. Weber was released from jail in August 2006.
- Wesley Weber was first convicted of forgery in 1997 and spent three months in jail. In April, 1999, was busted for running a grow op and sentenced to 240 hours of community service and 18 months of house arrest
- July 11, 2001, was arrested for counterfeiting and sentenced to 13 months in prison
- October 14, 2008 Weber was charged for trading securities and acting as an advisor without proper registration, for using false names and misrepresenting himself as experienced trader.
- November 18, 2015 Wesley Weber has been charged with alleged breaches of the Securities Act (Ontario) following an investigation by the OSC’s Joint Serious Offences Team (JSOT). He was charged with one count of trading without registration as required by section 25(1) of the Securities Act.
- February 17, 2016 Wesley Weber Charged Criminally With Breaching a Conditional Sentence Order.