Be aware of fake R100 notes in Despatch

2018-03-08 06:00
=Here are some of the counterfeit R100 notes which the police found in Despatch.      Photo:SUPPLIED

=Here are some of the counterfeit R100 notes which the police found in Despatch. Photo:SUPPLIED

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A 38 year old man has been arrested by Despatch police after he was found in possession of counterfeit money (R100 notes).

According to Uitenhage Cluster police spokesperson Captain Gerda Swart, the arrest followed after a local business notified the police regarding the person trying to transfer money through Money Market.

“Police are issuing a warning to businesses and residents to be vigilant when handling money as they could fall victim to a counterfeit syndicate which distributeS fake notes in the area,” said Captain Swart.

“We urge the public to scrutinize all bank notes, from R10 to R200 bills, and to be on the lookout for anything suspicious. The money looks genuine but one must pay more attention to the various security features. It is also advisable to make use of counterfeit detector machines,” said Captain Swart.

The 38-year-old male suspect appeared in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court last Monday on a charge of possession of counterfeit money.

Investigations are continuing and the police are hoping that more arrests will follow, ultimately resulting in all the counterfeit cash being found and seized as well as the machine that is used to print it.

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