Counterfeit money warning

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser

Police are currently searching for a woman they believe is responsible for a string of fraudulent purchases using counterfeit $100 notes at Albany businesses.

So far 11 of the fake $100 notes have been handed in to police, with more suspected to be circulating.

The reports of the fake notes began on Sunday and have since been used by a woman in disguise at Kmart, The Reject Shop and Moby Dicks Fish and Chips, police say.

The woman, who police say has been using a wig to change her appearance, also attempted to purchase $800 worth of vouchers from Woolworths Brooks Garden when she was turned away.

Senior Constable Dean Bristow said the notes were able to be identified as counterfeit due to a darker look, a thinner cut and the window was stuck on.

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Police are also appealing the public to help find a white Toyota Landcruiser with the licence plate 1EYL814 believed to be connected.

Anyone who suspects they are in possession of counterfeit currency or have spotted the car are urged to contact Albany police on 131 444.

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