Would you be able to tell this was a fake?
Police have revealed how they could tell the notes were fakes. First, they are all marked with the serial number HH13863456.
They’re also smaller than a legal $50 note.
Most telling of the rip-off bills, however, is the hand-drawn Southern Cross in the transparent cut out section which appear to have been drawn with a white-out pen.
A 22-year-old man and a 43-year-old man have been charged for possessing counterfeit currency and will appear before Launceston Magistrates Court.
Can you help? Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.