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Woman faces counterfeit fraud charges

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser

A Perth woman is facing charges over a string of fraud and stealing offences — some allegedly using counterfeit money at Albany businesses.

Terri Anne Harapeet failed to appear in Albany Magistrate’s Court last Thursday, facing 21 charges including eight counts of possessing counterfeit currency, seven counts of gains benefit by fraud, two counts of attempted gains benefit by fraud and four counts of stealing.

Police allege Ms Harapeet was responsible for a series of fraudulent purchases using counterfeit $100 notes at Albany businesses between March 5 and 8.

Magistrate Raelene Johnston remanded the matters to Friday, when Ms Harapeet faced 19 Commonwealth charges in Perth Magistrate’s Court including knowingly possessing counterfeit money and knowingly utter counterfeit money. Ms Harapeet will next appear in court on May 26.

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