Police warn counterfeit $50 notes in circulation

Photo: File photo
Photo: File photo

Police are warning businesses and residents of Young to be aware of counterfeit money being presented in the town.

In the past week, counterfeit $50 notes have been presented to several businesses in the Young area, according to police.

Police say the counterfeit notes are of poor quality and have contained Asian language characters.

Police also say have several lines of inquiry which are presently being investigated.

"We remind residents and businesses to check money presented or received for authenticity at the time of a transaction and to note the description of any person suspected of presenting a counterfeit note," Inspector of Young Police Jacob Reeves said.

CCTV or registration numbers will also be useful to police if possible, police say.

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Young Police on 6382 8199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.