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Police charge two people in connection with fake bank notes in the Highland area

By Ian Duncan

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Police Scotland.
Police Scotland.

Police Scotland have confirmed that two people have been charged in connection with presenting counterfeit bank notes in the Inverness and Ross-shire areas.

Officers from the Highland and Islands Division are reminding the public to remain vigilant in relation to counterfeit currency after further reports were received from the Ross-shire area.

Chief Inspector Jamie Wilson, area commander for the North Highland region, said: "I would like to remind business owners to ensure any cash which is tendered is genuine.

"I would also encouragemembers of the public receiving any currency at businesses, to check the validity and address any concerns with staff at the premises or contact police."

Helpful information in regard to identifying counterfeit currency can be found here .

Anyone with any information about counterfeit is urged to contact 101 or visit the Police Scotland website .

Anonymous reports can be made to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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