10.6 C
Byron Shire
October 4, 2022

Man charged over fake banknotes at Evans Head

Latest News

Hearing Australia urges action on workplace hearing loss  

With more than 1.1 million Australians continuing to be exposed to harmful noise levels in the workplace, Hearing Australia is urging workers to protect their ears from dangerously loud sounds.

Other News

Editorial – Break out the bubbly for Budget Estimates

Budget Estimates is truly one of the most revealing and best educational services that the NSW government offers. MPs from the opposition grill ministers and agency bosses without mercy, for hours. 

Businesses launch campaign against holiday let policy

Businesses who say they would be adversely impacted by Council’s proposal to cap holiday letting to 90 days have gone on the offensive by launching a PR campaign.

Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

$30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants

Eligible Aboriginal community organisations and groups can apply for funding through the new solutions-focused $30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants program.

On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

A 72-year-old man will face court next month after he was allegedly found in possession of counterfeit currency at Evans Head.

His arrest follows a police investigation after a number of counterfeit notes were allegedly used at licensed premises in the town on Saturday.

On Tuesday, police arrested the man at Ballina police station.

He was subsequently charged with utter counterfeit currency and possess prohibited currency.

The man was granted conditional bail and will appear in Ballina Local Court on Thursday, 26 November.

Anyone with any information about the use of counterfeit notes in the Richmond area is asked to contact local police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Meanwhile, police are urging all local business owners to be vigilant with money transactions.

Australia’s banknotes have a range of security features that can be used to check if they are genuine.

The banknote should be printed on polymer (plastic) and the clear window should be part of the banknote, not an addition.

Also, you should look for the Coat of Arms and the Federation Star when the banknote is held up to the light.

A ‘scrunch’ test will also distinguish polymer notes – which will flatten automatically – and counterfeit paper notes which often won’t.

Another way of checking is to try to start a small tear in the note.

Real currency won’t tear easily, while fake currency often does.

Anyone who comes into contact with suspicious notes is asked to handle the note as little as possible and store it in an envelope.

They are asked to note down any identifying features such as personal descriptions and vehicles used by them, and promptly notify police.

As a reminder, you are well within your rights to refuse to accept a banknote if you have concerns about it.

For more information about security features and what to do with counterfeit banknotes visit the Reserve Bank of Australia’s website at banknotes.rba.gov.au.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Don’t forget your life jacket

A statewide waterway compliance blitz has found a that a large number of boaters are failing to carry and wear a lifejacket as requuried.

‘Sad and distressing’: massive numbers of bird deaths in Australian heatwaves reveal a profound loss is looming

Heatwaves linked to climate change have already led to mass deaths of birds and other wildlife around the world. To stem the loss of biodiversity as the climate warms, we need to better understand how birds respond.

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.