Durham Police have laid charges in a so called “black money” fraud scheme in Port Perry. Officials say the scam generally involves tricking a victim into believing smuggled and dyed bills can be washed and restored. In this instance, police say they were contacted by a small business owner, who became suspicious of a potential buyer. 56 year old John Freeman of Etobicoke is charged with fraud and forgery. Counterfeit money and forgery instruments were also seized.