MAN DENIES TRYING TO USE $16,000 IN FAKE US NOTES – Thursday May 29 2014

– A Tasmanian man accused of possessing $16,000 of fake money was caught up in romantic internet scam, a court has heard.
Gregory Keith Turner, 60, of Newnham has pleaded not guilty to one count of possessing counterfeit money and one charge of uttering counterfeit money.
Commonwealth prosecutors allege Turner was found in possession of 161 fake US $100 notes.
The court heard Turner was sent the notes in the mail.
In October 2012, he flew to Melbourne and attempted to change them at a currency exchange outlet before a staff member raised the alarm with the Australian Federal Police.
Turner believed the money was sent to him by a woman he thought he was in a relationship with.
The court heard he was instructed to send the money to Africa when it had been changed.
During a federal police video interview, Turner said he had sent $320,000 from his own savings.
The hearing continues – ABC


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