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.