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Counterfeit note
Crime Stoppers

Call for Information – Counterfeit Notes – Darwin

Tuesday 09-May-2017 09:13

Northern Territory Police are investigating a number of incidents where counterfeit $100 notes were used at various outlets around Darwin.

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Glenn Leafe said seven incidents have been reported to police since Sunday, 7 May 2017.

“Most of the incidents involve a male and female attending a licensed premises and using a $100 note to purchase items such as alcohol and cigarettes. The pair collects change from the transaction before quickly leaving the scene.

“Around 9:30pm yesterday, the pair attended a licenced premises in Marrara and attempted to exchange a counterfeit note for goods. Upon examining the note staff challenged the pair who fled the store.

“Police believe each incident is linked and we are currently reviewing CCTV.

“This is a reminder for businesses to be vigilant when accepting cash transactions, in particular transactions involving $100 notes. In these incidents the notes have been marked with Asian characters.

“We encourage anyone who has fallen victim to this scam, or anyone with any information to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”