Forged notes show up

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Po­lice are warn­ing shop­pers to be wary of coun­ter­feit notes af­ter of­fend­ers have in­tro­duced them at su­per­mar­kets.

A man was pho­tographed in Food­town Three Kings on May 14 us­ing the il­le­gal notes and in Food­town Mt Eden on May 4 and 5.

War­ren Strand of New Lynn po­lice says other $50 and $100 notes have sur­faced at Food­town Te Atatu, Food­town Pa­p­a­toe­toe, Food­town One­hunga, Count­down Man­gere and Count­down Man­gere Mall.

Pro­gres­sive En­ter­prises loss preven­tion of­fi­cer Paul McNickle says the su­per­mar­kets have now in­sti­tuted a pol­icy whereby all $100 and $50 notes pre­sented at check­outs will be checked by a su­per­vi­sor.

Mr Strand says there have also been coun­ter­feit notes in­tro­duced re­cently in west Auck­land.

He says ef­forts to stop the notes cir­cu­lat­ing have been a moderate suc­cess.

“Mostly re­tail­ers will pick them up.”

He says of­fend­ers will present the note for a small pur­chase to try to ac­quire gen­uine change.

If any­one be­lieves they may have a coun­ter­feit note they should con­tact their lo­cal po­lice sta­tion or call Sgt Me­gan Dal­ton on 631-11026.

Look out: This man has been pre­sent­ing coun­ter­feit notes at Food­town Three Kings and Food­town Mt Eden.

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