Two men have been arrested in Ballyhaunis after a stolen car was recovered and a significant amount of counterfeit €20 notes seized.

This follows on from a substantial amount of fake €20 notes passed through a number of business premises in Ballinrobe and Ballyhaunis since last Sunday.

Sergeant Tony Cosgrove Mayo Crime Prevention Officer is urging everyone especially the business community to be vigilant as there may be more of these notes in circulation. 

It is important to check notes for all the security features and business people should use electronic note checkers where possible. 

Sergeant Cosgrove is urging the public to be wary of someone buying an item for say €1 and paying with a €20 note. 

Gardai are also asking business owners not to change €20 notes into other notes especially for strangers.

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