Counterfeit cash used in Niddrie deception

Monday 18 March 2024 5:29am –

Moonee Ponds police officers are appealing for public assistance following a deception in Niddrie last week.

Investigators have been told that two men entered a business on Keilor Road and each used a counterfeit $100 Australian note to pay for a deposit on a service on 8 March, about 7.30pm.

It is understood both men received $50 change in legitimate Australian currency back from the staff member, before leaving the premises.

The following day, the staff member became aware that the money was counterfeit and the matter was reported to police.

The first man is described as having a tanned complexion, slim build, around 180 cm tall with short dark hair and was wearing a black t-shirt, grey shorts and a black backpack.

The second man is perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, slim build, around 180cm tall with short blond hair and was wearing a grey t-shirt and dark shorts.

Police have released images of two men they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au .