Children’s toy €100 note used to ‘buy sandwich’ in Newry business

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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Police in Newry have warned the local business community to be vigilant after a Newry food outlet accepted a toy €100 euro note.

The toy €100 note in a PSNI evidence bag

According to reports, the brazen customer used the fake note to buy a sandwich in a fast food shop in the city. Explaining the incident on their popular Facebook page, PSNI Newry & Mourne said, “Have a good, close look. Yep you are right you know, it’s a pretend 100 Euro note from a leading kiddies toy store.” The police went on to reveal that they were treating the incident as ‘tendering counterfeit currency’. “So why do we have it in an evidence bag I hear you query? Well it’s in an evidence bag because it’s evidence. Evidence of the offence of tendering counterfeit currency.” The post continued, “I know, I know a kids play note counterfeit currency. Well believe it or not this was actually accepted as payment recently in business premises in Newry.” Warning local businesses to exercise caution and common sense when checking notes, Newry police continued, “If you work in a cash handling job please take 5 seconds to check all notes you are accepting, the first check would be [to] look at the thing! “The second would be to swipe a counterfeit detector pen across it, you can buy these online for pennies. Then consider the feel of the note. Clearly no checks were done on this note and that business is now 100 Euro down plus the value of the goods it was used to ‘pay’ for!”

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2 Comments for “Children’s toy €100 note used to ‘buy sandwich’ in Newry business”

  1. Dylan Lloyd

    I don’t understand why this mistake is so common, but they aren’t down €100 plus the price of the goods – they’re €100 down *including* the price of the goods. Say the sandwich cost €10, and they paid for it with the fake €100. The business would have given them the €90 change, plus they’ve lost the €10 on the sandwich. I don’t see where the other €10 has come from. It simply doesn’t exist.

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