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Be on the look-out for fake fifty dollar bills

A counterfeit $50 bill was used at South Tweed Tavern. The slightly discoloured fake note is visible through the plastic bag. Photo: Emma Galliott / Daily News
A counterfeit $50 bill was used at South Tweed Tavern. The slightly discoloured fake note is visible through the plastic bag. Photo: Emma Galliott / Daily News Emmaa Galliott

A COUNTERFEIT bill used at South Tweed Tavern has left licensee Brad Heffernan baffled at how real it looked.

On Wednesday the $50 bill was reported to police after Mr Heffernan discovered the counterfeit note when counting the nightly takings.

"I've come across it and just gone Jesus," he said.

"It's a good one."

The business man picked up on the dodgy bill after noticing it was slightly decoloured and had a waxy feel.

"We didn't get the guy," he said.

Mr Heffernan, who has been at the Tweed establishment for four years, said he had never come across a counterfeit note this side of the border.

Acting Inspector Saul Wiseman said six counterfeit notes had been reported to Tweed/Byron LAC in the past six months.

"Counterfeit notes come up every now and then" he said.

All of the bills reported were $50 notes and they were all passed on to the Australian Federal Police.

There were two reports of counterfeit $50 bills in November alone.

Topics:  counterfeit money


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