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Counterfeit money arrests in Stawell

Police have advised people to check their money after three people were arrested in Stawell for allegedly making counterfeit notes.

The arrests follow a five-week influx of reports of counterfeit money in western Victoria.

Sergeant Kris Hamilton said police had received reports of 10 incidents in Horsham, 10 in Stawell and eight in Ararat.

“The total value of the reported incidents exceeds $2000,” he said.

Sergeant Hamilton said police intelligence suggested the circulation of the counterfeit notes had not been restricted to western Victoria.

“After consulting with the Australian Federal Police, people are warned to be vigilant when dealing with cash,” he said.

“Make sure you check the notes integrity by analysing its characteristics. Should any thing appear abnormal, contact police immediately.”

Police from Ararat, Stawell, Northern Grampians Highway Patrol, Northern Grampians Family Violence Unit and Ararat Crime Investigation Unit searched a Gertrude Street property at 9am on Saturday, arresting three people.


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