Gladstone Police seized almost $3000 worth of counterfeit money after conducting a RBT in Gladstone at the weekend. The fake cash has a papery feel, and the hologram isn't see-through.
Gladstone Police seized almost $3000 worth of counterfeit money after conducting a RBT in Gladstone at the weekend. The fake cash has a papery feel, and the hologram isn't see-through. Kara Irving

Gold Coast couple caught allegedly printing fake money

A COUPLE has been caught allegedly printing fake $50 notes in their Gold Coast home, a day after police warned of counterfeit money circulating around Gladstone. 

Police allegedly found the 27-year-old man and 19-year-old woman making counterfeit notes on Tuesday, following a tip-off from a member of the public.

The pair have been charged following investigations into the manufacturing and distribution of counterfeit Australian currency on the Gold Coast.

During a search police located items used to allegedly manufacture counterfeit currency, and chemicals used in the production of amphetamines.

An amount of counterfeit currency was also seized.

The 27-year-old Surfers Paradise man has been charged with possession of counterfeit currency, making counterfeit money or counterfeit securities, possession of drug utensils, and possession of precursor chemicals.

The 19-year-old Broadbeach Waters woman has been charged with five counts of uttering counterfeit currency.

The pair is expected to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today.

Almost $3000 of counterfeit money was seized by Gladstone police on Saturday after a man ran from a police roadside checkpoint.

But police warned that more fake $100, $50 and $20 notes were still in circulation in town.

Police found the counterfeit cash cache when they stopped a grey sedan on Oaka St, Gladstone, for a random breath test at 11.30pm on Saturday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au.