Warning over fake bank notes in Folkestone
Shopkeepers are being warned to carefully check banknotes after
fake £20 bills were used.
Kent Police were called at about 8.50am on Wednesday Feb 5to a
report than the forgeries had been used to pay for petrol at a
garage in Tram Road, Folkestone.
Five men were arrested at 9.40 that morning when officers
stopped a Vauxhall Astra near the Church Hougham area of Dover.
All five occupants were arrested in connection with the incident
and have been bailed until April 5 pending further enquiries.
Police say fake notes can be hard to spot and people should
check the feel of the paper, the raised print, metallic thread and
watermark. Retailers should also continue to use UV detector lights
Kent Police stresses that it is a criminal offence to pass or
even possess counterfeit notes and further information on the
subject is available from the Bank of England.
Those arrested were a 24-year-old and 28-year-old from Dover, a
21-year-old man from Deal and two 28-year-old men from
If you have information about this or the circulation of fake
notes contact PC John Burthe corrat Kent Police by calling 101 and
quoting reference number ZY/3702/12 or by calling Kent
Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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