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Fake fifties handed to the Carriers Arms in M'boro

POLICE on the Fraser Coast are warning people to check their bank notes after counterfeit bills were discovered at a Maryborough pub.

According to police, between 8.45am on the June 17 and 8.45 am on June 18, an unknown offender has produced two counterfeit $50 notes at the Carriers Arms Hotel in Maryborough.

The notes were recognised by staff when they were refilling an ATM after the notes were refused by the note counter.

Police seized the notes as evidence.

A spokeswoman for Fraser Coast CIB said no other related instances of counterfeit money had been reported at this stage.

"There has only been one other case of counterfeit money reported within the last 12 months and that was in Hervey Bay," she said.

"However that was done using $20 notes rather than fifties."

"At this stage there are no suspects and investigations are underway."

Between December 2012 and February 2013, the Chronicle reported on six cases of fake $50 notes being used in Hervey Bay and a 34-year-old Kawungan man was charged with eight offences related to counterfeit money and drugs.

Police have reminded people it is an offence to possess, pass or make counterfeit notes and hefty penalties apply to any person involved.

The Reserve Bank of Australia has published a video to help people identify security features on bank notes such as a coat of arms that appears when the note is held in the light.

There should also be a clear window that is built into the bank note rather than being stuck on and people should make sure the note is printed on plastic rather than paper material.

Police are urging anyone with information to phone Crime Stoppers on  1800 333 000 or local police on 4128 5333.

Topics:  counterfeit, crime, maryborough



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