A FURIOUS New Stevenston man has claimed he has been ‘robbed’ of £400 after a currency exchange facility in Motherwell refused to accept his claim they had given him fake notes.
Alex O’Hare said he had to borrow money from his son to go on holiday to Spain after the Cheque Centre refused to admit they had blundered in giving him two ‘dud’ 200 Euro notes in exchange for his sterling.
Alex, of Carfin Street, said he went into the shop in Muir Street a couple of days before he was due to head out with his wife for a break on the Costa Blanca.
He said: “I went into the Cheque Centre on the Friday to get some Euros because I was going on holiday on the Sunday.
“I changed £400 into Euros which got me 480 Euros and I asked for them in 50 Euro notes. However they said they didn’t have any 50s but they had 200s and gave me two of them.”
But Alex said his problems began the next day when he went back into the shop on the off chance that they had acquired more smaller denomination notes.
He said: “The manageress said they didn’t usually do it but they would as a gesture of goodwill.
“But when they tested the notes with a pen it showed they were duds and they said they couldn’t change them.”
For the full story see May 16 edition of the Motherwell Times or Bellshill Speaker.