Detectives say that two counterfeit bank notes were used in the Sunderland area on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Fake money is in circulation in Sunderland, police are warning, after counterfeit £50 notes were used in the city.
Detectives are warning people to be on their guard after the counterfeit Irish notes were used at the The Cliff Hotel and in the New Derby pub on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“A counterfeit note of the same value was also used to pay for goods in the New Derby pub, on Roker Baths Road, on the evening of Monday, July 2.
“An investigation is under way to identify any offenders, and officers are warning the public to be on their guard and report anything suspicious to police.
“Anyone with information, or is handed a suspicious note fitting this description, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 731 030718 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Money Point does not recommend that business owners rely solely on counterfeit pens or ultraviolet lights as a means of protecting their business from counterfeit banknotes, as these devices can be easily fooled by good quality counterfeits.
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