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Pair arrested in fake cash scam across three counties

December 22, 2012

By Christine Keighery
Two men were arrested after police stopped a vehicle on the Dundalk Road in Crossmaglen on Thursday, in connection with a counterfeit cash scam.
The arrests followed a number of reported incidents in Newry, Portadown, Armagh, Fermanagh and Tyrone where counterfeit currency was passed.
In the midst of the busiest shopping week of the year, a number of local businesses reported receiving counterfeit Bank of England £50 notes. Police immediately launched an investigation which resulted in the arrests in Crossmaglen around 3.40pm on Thursday.
A number of items were recovered from the car and, at the time of going to press, the two, aged 17 and 20,  were still in police custody being questioned in relation to the offences.
As the festive shopping season reaches its peak, there have also been reports of ATM skimming in Newry.  Police are investigating the claims and have urged local businesses, consumers and members of the public to be extra vigilant when handling cash, taking time to check notes carefully before accepting them and always reporting any suspicious incidents.  The public are urged to take care when withdrawing money from cash machines and alert police and their bank immediately should they notice anything suspicious.

By Christine KeigheryTwo men were arrested after police stopped a vehicle on the Dundalk Road in Crossmaglen on Thursday, in connection with a counterfeit cash scam.The arrests followed a number of reported incidents in Newry, Portadown, Armagh, Fermanagh and Tyrone where counterfeit currency was passed.In the midst of the busiest shopping week of the year, a number of local businesses reported receiving counterfeit Bank of England £50 notes. Police immediately launched an investigation which resulted in the arrests in Crossmaglen around 3.40pm on Thursday. A number of items were recovered from the car and, at the time of going to press, the two, aged 17 and 20,  were still in police custody being questioned in relation to the offences.As the festive shopping season reaches its peak, there have also been reports of ATM skimming in Newry.  Police are investigating the claims and have urged local businesses, consumers and members of the public to be extra vigilant when handling cash, taking time to check notes carefully before accepting them and always reporting any suspicious incidents.  The public are urged to take care when withdrawing money from cash machines and alert police and their bank immediately should they notice anything suspicious.

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