Police investigating fake $50 notes tendered in Launceston
Launceston CIB are investigating 16 incidents of Chinese training money being tendered to businesses in the Launceston area recently.
The fake notes give the appearance of being legal $50 notes but are distinctively fake and have prominent blue coloured Chinese characters printed on both sides across the transparent window, and they do not have serial numbers.
“Police are asking businesses to be vigilant for these fake $50 notes and to contact police if they have information as to who is tendering the fake notes,” said Detective Senior Constable Dean Logan.
Please check your bank notes, particularly $50 notes, and if you think you have a suspect note:
- Handle the note as little as possible and store it in an envelope.
- Check your CCTV if you know who presented the notes and supply a copy of your CCTV to police when reporting the matter.
- Note any relevant information, such as how it came into your possession, a description of the person who passed it, any companion(s) and any vehicle used.
- Contact police on 131444.
Anyone with information is asked to call Tasmania Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestoppers.com.au
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