$50 forgeries surface in Portland

PORTLAND residents are being warned about counterfeit $50 notes. 

Detective Sergeant Steve Brown, of the Portland police crime investigation unit, said a Portland real estate agent was doing his banking late last week and found three forged $50 notes. 

“We have also had reports since then of forged $50 at a local supermarket and a local shop, both in the Portland CBD,” Detective Sergeant Brown said.

 “The latest one was reported to us yesterday. The notes are of poor-to-medium quality. We are asking for public assistance and advise business owners to be alert for forged currency.”

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