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Police issue counterfeit cash warning

INVESTIGATION: officers are trying to trace source of fake cash.

INVESTIGATION: officers are trying to trace source of fake cash.

Shop staff and customers are being urged to be vigilant after counterfeit cash was apparently used in New Stevenston.

Police are investigating the incident, which took place at a shop on Clydesdale Street between 12.30 and 1.30pm on Monday, June 30.

Officers are keen to trace two men said to have used the money. One is white, 45-49, 6’, of medium build with short dark hair and was wearing a burgundy top, leather jacket and jeans. The other is 20-29, slim with collar length blond hair and was wearing an ‘oversized’ denim shirt and jeans.

PC Garry Cook, Safer Communities, said: “There is a significant difference in the quality of counterfeit notes compared to genuine notes.

“Print quality, metallic security thread and watermark are three simple ways of checking if a note is counterfeit.

“If anyone suspects they have been handed a fake note, then they should seize it and contact the police.

“It is a criminal offence to hold or pass a note that you know to be counterfeit.”

 
 
 

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