Counterfeit notes circulating

Police are urging retailers around the region to be vigilant after a counterfeit fifty dollar note was passed at a local business in Young on Saturday May 13, 2017. 

The counterfeit bill passed cursory scrutiny, however would be easily identified as counterfeit on closer inspection. This incident is under investigation by Young Police, with a review of CCTV footage and forensic evidence in an effort to identify the person of interest. 

Australian banknotes are printed on plastic and have a distinct feel. A suspect banknote may feel excessively thick or thin compared to a genuine banknote. It is difficult to start a tear along the edge of a genuine banknote. You can also try scrunching the banknote in your hand – a genuine banknote should spring back. For more information visit  If any person has any information relating to this incident they are urged to contact their local police or Crime Stoppers on:

1300 333 000.

Business owners are encouraged to check their notes.

Business owners are encouraged to check their notes.