Man detained for fake currency

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Updated: August 28, 2015

Police have detained a man after he reportedly attempted to make a credit card payment using fake currency. A bank teller at the Belize Bank Belize City Branch, reported that the man was making a credit card payment of eight hundred and eighty dollars using one hundred dollar bill, sixty eight five dollar bills and four ten dollar bills. Upon examining the money she realized that the five dollar bills were not consistent with a genuine five dollar note. She brought it to the attention of her supervisor who then contacted the police. The man was detained pending investigation.