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Police investigate fake euro banknotes case

Police on Sunday said they seized more than 60 counterfeit euro notes and arrested a 20-year-old man after receiving a complaint by a kiosk owner in Limassol he had been paid with fake money.


According to the police, a kiosk owner reported that he received on two occasions fake €20 bills last Thursday from a teenager who had gone into the shop twice within the same day to purchase various items. The 17-year-old had paid with a fake €20 bill each time he went to the kiosk.


After realising the bills were fake, the kiosk owner called the police that located the 17-year-old. He was questioned in the presence of his parents. Police said they secured a testimony linking the 20-year-old suspect with the case. He was arrested and remanded on Friday for four days.


The 20-year-old, who had two fake €20 on his person when he was arrested, handed over to the case investigators on Saturday another 36 fake €20 bills and 25 fake €5 bills, police said. Limassol police said they continue investigations into the case.

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