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Retailer warns of counterfeit notes
5th March 2018

By Karen Pickwick
 
A pet shop received a counterfeit £20 note from a group of teenagers and had personal items stolen from the counter. 
 
Rachel Summers, from Pet Fayre, in Stroud, Gloucestershire, had her cigarettes and lighter stolen after a group of youths went to pay for a cat bowl worth just 80p with a fake £20 note. 
 
She told the Stroud News: “A group of four or five teenagers came into the shop, they must been aged between 14 and 16 and were wearing hoodies and tracksuits.
 
“They used a fake £20 to pay for something worth 80p. It’s a good fake but after taking a closer look and comparing it’s clearly not real. They obviously just wanted to buy something cheap and use it to get real change back.” 
 
Rachel is urging shopkeepers to be vigilant and double-check all notes.