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Region on fake bank notes alert

Section:  Annan and Eskdale, Dumfries and West, Lockerbie and Lochmaben, Moffat  | Tags: , , ,

AN ALERT has gone out in Dumfries and Galloway over counterfeit Irish bank notes being put into circulation.

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It follows an incident in the Newton Stewart area where a man passed currency which proved not to be genuine.

Police Scotland today warned businesses and the wider public to be on the alert for fake money.

They have issued a description of the man suspected of passing the latest notes in Wigtownshire.

He was said to be aged 50-55, slim build, grey hair, Irish accent, wearing black jacket and blue jeans.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “The public should be extra vigilant when dealing with cash transactions.”

Last month police in the Scottish Borders, Cumbria and Cornwall issued warnings following similar incidents.

 

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