Gambling with fake cash in Roquetas de Mar

RISKY: The 29-year old was reportedly caught playing on roulette machines with counterfeit notes. CREDIT: Shutterstock

A 29-YEAR old Almeria man has accepted a two-year prison sentence for gambling with counterfeit notes in a Roquetas de Mar games hall, press reported.
The gambler had been facing an 11-year sentence and a fine of €12,500 plus the amount of the fake money for counterfeiting cash
He was reportedly caught in May 2018 playing on roulette machines with 104 €20 notes, knowing that the cash was a forgery given that the bills lacked the security characteristics proving their authenticity.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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