Warning on counterfit notes
28 February 2012
Police are warning shop workers and businesses to be on the
alert after a number of incidents in the past week where
counterfeit notes were handed over in payment for goods.
Among the incidents are:
· Portions of chips being purchased from a shop in Beccles on
two occasions within ten minutes on Tuesday 21 February. In both
cases counterfeit £20 notes were handed over and change
· A fake £20 was handed over for low-value goods at a shop in
Wangford on Saturday 25 February. Again change was given.
· A fake note was presented to a shop in Aldeburgh High Street
on Tuesday 21 February but they realised it was fake and did not
· Further similar incidents in Saxmundham on Thursday 23, Snape
on Saturday 25, Walberswick, Eyke and Woodbridge.
Police are asking all businesses to be careful and to check all £20
for watermarks, etc. The forged notes are said to be on paper that
‘feels different’ to standard notes in weight and texture. Officers
are working to trace those involved and are asking anyone with
information about the incidents to call police on
101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on
0800 555 111.
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