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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Man jailed for using fake money five times at supermarket

Man jailed for using fake money five times at supermarket
Man jailed for using fake money five times at supermarket



Man jailed for using fake money five times at supermarket


A MAN who repeatedly used counterfeit currency at a supermarket in the district has been jailed for two years.

Bradford Crown Court heard that Craig Barwell, 33, had a number of previous convictions for similar offences.

Jailing him, Judge Jonathan Rose said the offending struck at economic structures, and damaged retailers.

Judge Rose said: “Those who engage in passing counterfeit currency will go to prison.”

Prosecutor John Bull told the court that the defendant entered the Booths store, in Leeds Road, Ilkley, on five occasions between November 4 last year and January 19.


Each time he picked up low value goods, used a counterfeit £20 note to pay for them, and pocketed the change.

The supermarket retained the notes and they were all identified as counterfeit currency.

The court heard Barwell, who admitted five offences of passing counterfeit currency, had previously been sent to prison three times, and been fined and sentenced to community orders, for similar offences.







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