Police crack banknote forgery case
Police have cracked a forgery case after years of suspecting someone was faking bank notes.
Although Swiss bank notes are considered one of the most secure in the world – police in Valais discovered a man producing fake notes in his cellar. It’s thought he may have produced CHF 180,000.
In the last 12 years authorities have seized around half a million francs in fake notes – and half of that could be down to this one man.
The federal police office says they worked on a tip-off that a forger was operating in canton Valais. Local police discovered a small workshop in the cellar.
The Swiss National Bank is stressing the currency is secure and points out you have more chance of winning the lottery than having a fake note in your wallet.