Far North Police have arrested a man over two recent incidents of counterfeit notes being passed at Port Augusta.
A counterfeit $50 note was used at a business on Louden Road on Friday August 20, and a second incident occurred at a business on Carlton Parade on Monday August 23.
As a result of recent investigations, police arrested a 28-year-old man from Port Augusta on Friday over both incidents.
He was charged with deception along with other outstanding charges and was refused bail.
He was expected to appear in the Port Augusta Magistrates Court yesterday.
Police are urging the community to be vigilant when receiving cash and urge staff to take the time to inspect any money to ensure it is legitimate.
To determine if a suspect note is counterfeit, it is best to compare it with a note that is known to be genuine.
Should a business inadvertently receive a counterfeit bank note, police advise to secure it in an envelope and contact police on 131 444.
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