ACT Policing is warning Canberra businesses to be on the look out for counterfeit money following the discovery of imitation notes used in Dickson.
A total of three counterfeit $100 notes were used at three separate stores in Dickson. The notes were used to purchase goods on Friday, 29 August.
Acting Superintendent of South District Jo Cameron, said store staff should always be vigilant about checking large denomination notes before accepting them as payment.
“Canberra stores are about to commence their busiest time of the year and it’s timely for store owners and managers to ensure their staff are equipped to detect counterfeit currency.
“There are a variety of security features that can be used to check a banknote, but at the end of the day, if you’re unsure if the note is legitimate, don’t accept it,” Acting Superintendent Cameron said.
ACT Policing is urging store owners and staff to report all attempts to pass counterfeit currency to police on 131 444.
Police urge anyone with information about the origin of these counterfeit notes to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.