Belmont Man Charged With Making Counterfeit $50 Notes

A 33-year-old Belmont man has been charged with making and possessing counterfeit money after a joint operation between Kensington Police and the Computer Crime Squad.

Police linked a number of incidents in several suburbs involving counterfeit $50 notes, after a vehicle stop on Monday, June 8.

On Monday, June 29, police searched a home in Gregory Street, Belmont.

Police allegedly found a man making counterfeit $50 notes.

The man tried to destroy a laptop computer and numerous $50 notes that were nearly finished.

During the search, police seized more than 200 counterfeit $50 notes in various stages of completion and 81 completed counterfeit $50 notes.

They also confiscated three laptop computers, three combination printers/scanners, assorted tools, templates, stencils and dyes, paper, ink and plastic adhesive sheeting .

The police found $1370.00 in genuine Australian currency, a small quantity of methyl amphetamine and smoking implements.

The man will appear in Perth Magistrates Court today.