Police: Counterfeit fifty dollar bills circulating
Counterfeit fifty dollar
Police have become aware of a
number of counterfeit NZ $50 notes being in circulation and
they all have the same serial number. Retailers should
Two of the notes
were presented at a large retail outlet in Newmarket on
December 5. Two customers each used a counterfeit $50 note
to purchase small items in separate transactions.
Although they are good copies a number of key identifiers
1. No Queens head watermark.
2. The clear
oval panel glued into the notes was transparent. On genuine
notes this plastic panel is embossed with diagonal lines and
the number 50.
3. On genuine notes the fern leaf on the
lower left corner is embossed on transparent plastic. On
both fraudulent notes the transparent section was missing.
4. Both notes had the same serial number; BA 99849976
Any information about similar incidents or possible
suspects to Roy Parker, Fraud Collator, Auckland City
Police, ph 302 6400 xtn 95892.
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