28th Jan, 2020

Alert after fraudsters use fake £50 and £20 notes in Alcester and Studley

POLICE have issued a warning after another spate of people trying to pay for items with fake £50 and £20 notes.

It follows a spate of incidents in the Alcester and Mappleborough Green areas, some involving children as young as 12.

In one case a tip box on a counter was stolen.

The latest cases happened in and around Hopkins Precinct in Alcester last Wednesday, November 21 when both adults and children tried to use £50 and £20 notes which staff believed were forgeries.

At 9.30pm on the same day, this time at The Dog pub in Mappleborough Green a man and woman paid for services using a fake £50 note.

When staff challenged them the man became aggressive and threatened to harm one of the staff.

The woman then drove off in a Mitsubishi Shogun, leaving the man to walk away from the pub towards the nearby Jet Garage.

he is described as white, ginger hair, ginger beard, late 30’s, and wearing a green jacket and a tartan scarf.

Meanwhile at Kings Coughton a man ordered a drink and bar snacks from a pub and tried to use a £50 to pay for it.

Staff saw the note was fake and handed it back to the man left.

This latest spate follows three cases the week before, again on a Wednesday, of men trying to pay for goods with fake £50 notes in Mappleborough Green and in Studley.

Police say anyone with information on the fake notes should report it on 101.

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