17th October Benidorm News, Arrested for distributing Fake notes
National Police detain a male for distributing fake banknotes in Benidorm establishments.
National Police officers have arrested a Romanian male accused of an alleged crime of counterfeiting currency, he was arrested with almost 1,000 euros in counterfeit banknotes trying to "pass" then in the different shops of the town.
The detainee tried to pay a drink in a central bar with a fifty euro note, the waiter realised it was fake and when he brought this to the customers attention he fled the scene.
The member of staff took to the streets shouting: POLICE, POLICE, just as National Police officer from Benidorm Police station was passing by exercising. The policeman, who was off duty at the time pursued the accused who was quickly apprehended. After retaining the male, he contacted his service colleagues who immediately appeared at the site who completed the arrest.
Police found that the arrested man carried almost the amount of 1,000 euros in banknotes in his wallet of different denominations and allegedly all forged. In a first preliminary study they were able to see that they had small inaccuracies in OVI ink, holographic band and safety thread, although at first glance it was a high quality counterfeit. The 31-year-old detainee was made available to the Juzgado de Guardia de Benidorm.
The Judicial Police of the Police Station of Benidorm, are continuing with their investigations to clarify whether the detainee could have distributed more notes in town and whether he acted alone or could be part of a roaming criminal group.
Please note this article has been translated from Spanish to English so some detail may be slightly lost in this translation. Read the original article in Spanish here at Diarioinformation