Counterfeit money seized in South Windsor

Windsor Police have seized counterfeit money after they were made aware of a male who had passed a note, believed to be counterfeit, at a South Windsor fast food restaurant just after midnight on Tuesday.

Police attended the location to investigate the matter and subsequently conducted patrols of the local area. About 1.45am on the same date Police conducted a vehicle stop on George Street, South Windsor. The 49 year old male driver from Burwood was searched. Located in his wallet were 8 x $50 notes and 14 x $20 notes that Police will allege are counterfeit notes. Police also located a small resealable plastic bag containing what Police will allege is the drug 'Ice'.

The male was arrested and taken to Windsor Police Station. He was later charged with the offences of, 'Possess Counterfeit Money' and 'Possess Prohibited Drug'. He was refused bail and is awaiting his next court date at Penrith Local Court later in August.

About 2.40am on Tuesday Windsor Police stopped and spoke with a 26 year old male from Mulgoa, who was walking along George Street, Windsor. Police will allege this male was the person who presented a counterfeit $20 note to staff at a fast food outlet earlier the same evening. The male was arrested and taken to Windsor Police Station.

At Windsor Police Station, Police located 2 x $50 notes contained in the property of the male, alleged to also be counterfeit notes. The male was later charged with the offence of 'Possess Counterfeit Money' and refused bail by Police and placed before the court.

Windsor Police are urging everyone in the community to be vigilant in relation to $10, $20 and $50 counterfeit notes currently being circulated within the community. Contact your local Police immediately should you come into contact with a note you believe may be counterfeit.

Any information you may have regarding the manufacture and/or distribution of counterfeit notes should be reported to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.