A warning has been issued by local Gardai after counterfeit €50 notes have been found in circulation.
Crime Prevention Officers Sgt Patrick Guinan, Westmeath and Sgt Graham Kavanagh, Laois and Offaly are asking business owners to be on alert for the fake €50 notes. A number of businesses in Mullingar and Delvin have a been hit with counterfeit notes in the past week.
According to the Central Bank, there are many security features incorporated into euro banknotes that make them difficult to recreate. Many of these features can be checked manually using the Feel-Look-Tilt test. Click here to read the advice from the Central Bank on how to check if a note is counterfeit.