Counterfeit notes again in circulation, Limerick gardai warn

Gardai in Limerick have warned that counterfeit notes are doing the rounds again

Gardai in Limerick have warned that counterfeit notes are doing the rounds again

GARDAI in Limerick have warned that counterfeit notes are doing the rounds again.

A spokesperson said that an off licence in County Limerick took in a €50 note from a young male.

“He purchased goods to the value of €11 and the change was handed out before the staff member checked the note and found it to be a dud note. She did attempt to stop the male from leaving but he ran off.

“Every business should at least have the marker pen to establish whether it is a legitimate note or not before change is handed over to the customer,” they added.

Gardai are also highlighting a number of burglaries in the last week.

One occurred in an office building in the city centre where the main doors are opened by a card swipe that employees have.

“In this case a male followed a worker into the building and stole a handbag before he got away,” said gardai, who warned employees to ensure that the door closes behind them so nobody can follow them in.