A male has been arrested and charged with alleged offences relating to the passing counterfeit currency in Clones.
It follows an alert issued by the PSNI, north of the border, that counterfeit Sterling was in circulation in the region, with some notes tendered to local businesses.
Gardaí took to social media to warn all retailers to be vigilant, noting that the culprits in possession of these £20 and £50 Northern Bank notes usually attempt to purchase a small item for the tender.
A number of dud €50 have also been tendered in the Monaghan area as recently as last week.
“They receive their change and then make good their escape. If you are a shopkeeper or a member of staff in such a business we ask you to be vigilant for this type of crime. If your suspicions are aroused, please contact your local Garda Station and report the matter immediately,” gardaí have said.
Meanwhile, a Garda text alert has gone out warning locals to be “aware” that phone calls are being made to the area from numbers that appear genuine, eg Codes (01) and other Irish area codes.
“If you receive any calls from persons offering money from Inland revenue do not give any bank details. These are scam calls.”