Man arrested and €2,000 in counterfeit cash seized

Man arrested and €2,000 in counterfeit cash seized

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Gardaí have arrested a man in his late teens and seized approximately €2,000 in suspected counterfeit notes following two searches in Co Clare today.

As part of an ongoing investigation, Gardaí from the Clare Division carried out a search at two houses in Ennis and Ennistymon this morning. During the search in Ennis, Gardaí seized 100 counterfeit €20 notes.

A man in his late teens was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Ennis Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Speaking at Ennis Garda Station, Crime Prevention Officer Sgt Triona O’Rourke said: “We would like to remind businesses to ensure that staff carry out essential checks on any notes, regardless of the denomination.”

“Check the obvious security features before accepting notes, including the watermark, security thread, hologram patch and raised print. By taking the time to feel, examine and tilt the notes, businesses can prevent taking the loss to your business,” Sgt O’Rourke added.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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