South Perth: man charged with counterfeit money offences after police search

Photo: WA Police
Photo: WA Police

A 36-year-old man has been charged with counterfeit money offences after a police search of a residence in South Perth.

Detectives had identified and linked a number of incidents in the Perth metropolitan area involving counterfeit Australian $50 notes.

Police conducted a search on the South Perth home yesterday on an unrelated matter.

In the process, they located items allegedly used in the manufacture of counterfeit money, and a man and a woman were home.

Police located and seized about 100 semi-completed counterfeit $50 notes.

They also found a laptop computer, combination printer/scanner and assorted tools, templates, stencils, dyes, paper, ink and other material, namely plastic adhesive sheeting which were consistent with items required for making counterfeit money.

A 36-year-old Thornlie man has been charged with one count each of making counterfeit money, possessing instruments for counterfeiting, possessing materials used for counterfeiting and knowingly uttering counterfeit money.

The woman was released without charge.

The man appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court today and his next court date is Friday January 12.

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