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Police crack banknote forgery case

National News // By Tay Kinnear // May 27, 2019

Police have cracked a forgery case after years of suspecting someone was faking bank notes.

Pixabay Police crack banknote forgery case

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.

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