Warning to businesses as run of fake $100 notes spreads

POLICE have urged businesses on the Sunshine Coast to take extra care with  $100 notes following a spate of counterfeit currency cases.

One counterfeit $10 note has also been presented at a shop at Maroochydore.

Eight counterfeit $100 notes have been used or attempted to be used since June 21 by five different people.

Police believe the people presenting the notes know they are counterfeit.

The note is described as being off in colour and slightly smaller than the real one, with no raised lettering in the window panel.

The latest offence, at Warana, involved a man aged in his 30s, of ethnic appearance with a goatee and wearing a high-visibility vest.

He was driving a silver Nissan Skyline with damage to the front end and no bumper bar.

The passenger was described as Caucasian, aged in his 30s and about 165cm tall. He has short black hair, was clean shaven and wearing business clothes.

The notes have been used or attempted to be used at the following locations:

  • A Pomona supermarket on June 21
  • Fast food store Kuluin on June 22
  • A $10 note at a Maroochydore supermarket on June 22
  • An Aroona mini supermarket on June 23
  • Two Currimundi fast food stores on June 23
  • Two presentations at Cooran on June 24
  • Take-away store at Warana on June 27

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