Busselton Police warn counterfeit $50 notes circulating in the community

Busselton Police are warning the public to be on the lookout for counterfeit $50 notes which have been circulated in the community.

On June 11, 2021 a male person attempted to use a counterfeit $50 note at the Kent Street Bakery, the staff refused to take the money. He then tried to use a debit card which was declined twice.

The same man was able to exchange some money using a counterfeit note during a transaction at Woolworths.

On the same day, a different person attended Coles in Vasse, the person selected a number of items and paid for them using a counterfeit note.

That person also went to Liquorland and paid for a number of items using another counterfeit $50 note.

WA Police senior sergeant Roberta Richardson said people should be careful when they exchange cash.

"Be careful and check when people hand over any $50 notes," she said.

"You should contact police or ring Crimestoppers if you have any information about anyone that is distributing counterfeit $50 notes.

"If you suspect the money is counterfeit, do not accept it and call police."

Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or police on 13 14 44.

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