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Woman, Businessman Linked To Alleged Dollar Racket Here

A woman and a businessman are likely to appear in the Nadi Magistrate’s Court today over the alleged printing and circulation of fake Fijian $100 bills. At the same time,
20 May 2016 13:00
Woman, Businessman Linked  To Alleged Dollar Racket Here
The internet shop in Nadi town which has been closed by Police. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

A woman and a businessman are likely to appear in the Nadi Magistrate’s Court today over the alleged printing and circulation of fake Fijian $100 bills.

At the same time, Police believe there were more fake notes in circulation, apart from the 19 discovered so far.

Chief of Intelligence and Investigations, ACP Luke Navela confirmed they had arrested a woman earlier, and her business partner was arrested yesterday morning.

It is also believed an internet shop, located at Nadi Town, was where the making and printing of the notes allegedly took place.

ACP Navela said they had closed the internet shop and were trying to establish which computer was used to design the fake notes.

There was word from Police sources that some of the internet computers could have been damaged deliberately.

“Right now our crime people are checking all the equipment in the shop,” ACP Navela said.

Seventeen fake notes were initially discovered from a nightclub in Nadi, and another two in Ba.

Unconfirmed reports said another two were discovered in Nadi.

The public have been asked to be vigilant when handling $100 bills because the fake bills all have either serial numbers FFA2759142 and FFA2759138.

Members of the public who have any information are requested to call Crime Stoppers on 919 or their nearest Police station.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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