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Counterfeit 50 and 100 dollar notes passed through stores in Adelaide’s south

A recent spate of counterfeit $50 and $100 notes have been transferred at businesses across Adelaide’s south.

Southern District police are investigating a recent spate of counterfeit $50 and $100 notes being transferred at a number of businesses in Adelaide’s southern suburbs.

The counterfeit $50 and $100 notes appear genuine at first glance, but on closer inspection are seen to be fakes.

A service station and supermarkets in the Morphett Vale, Woodcroft, Christies Beach and Old Reynella areas were among the targets. 

Police are asking local businesses to take the time to inspect any money transferred to ensure they are genuine notes.

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They say it’s best to compare the note with another that is known to be legitimate. If it’s thought to be fake, ensure to handle it as little as possible and place it in an envelope, before contacting police.

Check any security images for footage of the suspect and make sure to provide police with any other relevant information related to the suspect, including their vehicle and if they were with anyone else.

Information can be reported to your local police station or by calling 131 444.

If you are able to assist Police in their investigation, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 (you may remain anonymous).

For more information on how to tell if a note is counterfeit, head to the Reserve Bank of Australia website.

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