Counterfeit cash bust on Spain’s Costa Almeria for trying to buy €800 phone with fake notes

CONVINCING: Police said the notes were high quality copies CREDIT: Policia Nacional Almeria

POLICE in El Ejido have arrested two people after they tried to pay for a top-of-the-range mobile phone with eight counterfeit €100 notes.
A police patrol went to the shop after staff detected the cash could be fake.
The officers determined that the bills did indeed lack some of the security measures inserted into authentic notes and were in fact high quality replicas.
The two detainees face charges for falsification of cash, stamps and watermarks and fraud.

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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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