Media release

Businesses warned as counterfeit cash circulates Alice Springs


Northern Territory Police are seeking public assistance to identify a man and woman they believe may be able to assist in relation to incidents involving counterfeit money.

Police are investigating three separate incidents in which counterfeit $100 notes were used or attempted to be used to pay for goods and local supermarkets in Alice Springs.

Around 10am on Friday 11 December, it is alleged a man used a counterfeit $100 note to purchase cigarettes at a local supermarket in Larapinta.

A woman attempted to use the fake money at the same supermarket later that day, and another man attempted to use the counterfeit cash at a supermarket in East Side on Saturday 12 December.

Police are calling for public assistance to identify two men and woman (pictured) captured on CCTV, who they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.

If you know the identities of these individuals, please contact police on 131 444 or report it anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Local businesses are urged to be vigilant when handling cash and report any unusual transactions or currency to local police.

PFES Media