A man was arrested yesterday after counterfeit notes were passed at several places across Adelaide in the past week.

The 49-year-old man from Auldana was arrested and charged with utter forged currency and has been remanded in custody.

Multiple instances of counterfeit $50 and $100 notes being passed were reported to police. Offences occurred predominately fast food restaurants, on West Terrace and North Terrace in the city and across the suburbs, where the notes were used to make small purchases.

These counterfeit notes are printed on paper and feel very different from our polymer currency.

Police wish to remind businesses to check banknotes, particularly when larger denominations are being used for small purchases.

To determine if a suspect note is counterfeit, it is best to compare it will a note that is known to be genuine.

If you suspect you have a counterfeit note report it to the police assistance line on 131 444. Handle the note as little as possible and store it in an envelope. Check any CCTV for footage of the suspect and provide police with any other relevant information such as description of the suspect, anyone else they were with, and their vehicle.

For more information on how to detect counterfeit currency, or to download a ‘counterfeit detection guide’, click here

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