Group used fake notes to buy booze

2013-08-02 22:32
The ban will make little difference in the fight against alcohol abuse, say researchers. (Picture: News24)

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Johannesburg - A man who allegedly bought liquor using counterfeit R200 notes appeared briefly in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Cape Town, on Friday.

Colin Diergaardt, 38, allegedly gave some of the notes to three friends to buy liquor in Lamberts Bay in September 2004.

One of the friends, Koos Links, allegedly bought a case of beer while Anthony van Zyl, another friend, bought three 5l containers of wine.

All four men were arrested soon afterwards, after R22 800 in counterfeit notes was allegedly found in their possession.

The men face charges of conspiracy to commit fraud, possession of counterfeit money and purchasing goods with counterfeit money.

Only Diergaardt appeared in court on Friday with Magistrate Sabrina Sonnenberg postponing the matter to Thursday.

- SAPA

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