May 22 2014

– Hills police have issued another warning to people and businesses to watch out for fake $50 bank notes.

The most recent warning follows the discovery that four fake $50 notes were used at three local licenced venues during busy trading times at the weekend.

Two were found at the Australian Brewery, Annangrove, one was used at Castle Hill RSL and another was at the Hillside Hotel.

Hills Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Gary Bailey urged anyone in possession of suspected counterfeit banknotes to contact police.

He said people should take time checking notes.

“Counterfeiting of currency worldwide by organised crime groups or individuals has the potential to undermine public confidence in the currency and impact heavily on governments, business and individuals alike.”


■ It is difficult to start a tear along an edge of a realbanknote.

■ Feel the print: On a genuine banknote, slightly raised printing (dark ink) called intaglio, is used for the main design elements, such as the portraits.

■ Look at the print: Genuine banknotes have multicoloured, fine line patterns appearing on each side of the banknote.

■ Hold the note up to the light: A genuine banknote has images that can only be seen when the banknote is held up to the light.

■ Magnifying glass: A genuine banknote has microprint that can usually only be read with the aid of a magnifying glass

■ The clear window: Genuine banknotes have a clear window — the area around the window is uniformly smooth to touch.

■ Ultra-violet light: On genuine banknotes, the serial numbers (located on the back of the banknote) fluoresce under ultraviolet light. In all banknotes other than the $10, there is also an area on the back of the banknote that fluoresces.

■ Fold the banknote. Federation $5 banknotes have a hidden ‘5’ below the small printed triangle, in the bottom right hand corner of the back of the banknote. The ‘5’ is revealed when that area of the banknote is viewed through the mauve coloured area of the clear window.

– Bev Jordan


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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