Counterfeit notes used in Home Bargains Stores

Merseyside Police has issued CCTV images of a man who may have information that may assist with enquiries after counterfeit notes were used in Home Bargains stores across Liverpool.  

Between Thursday 16 December 2021 and Sunday 13 February a customer used counterfeit £20 and £50 notes to pay for items on 23 different occasions in Home Bargains Stores in Merseyside.

Since the incident officers have carried out CCTV and witness enquiries in the areas and detectives have issued a CCTV image of a man they believe could assist with their investigation.

Detective Inspector Gavin Mulcahy said, “Although several attempts to use these counterfeit notes have been unsuccessful this is still a serious crime that has caused Home Bargains and possibly other stores to be targeted.

“Business thefts and fraud are not a victimless crime and have a huge impact on the stores, shoppers and staff involved. 

“We are determined to find the offender so that other businesses in the area are aware of these crimes taking place and are not targeted in this way.

“We think the man pictured may hold vital information so I would encourage him, or anyone who recognises him, to come forward as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook with reference 22000082814.

You can also pass information via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or their online form at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously

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