There was a power cut at a state-owned TASMAC store in Tiruvannamalai

Man cheats TN liquor store with photocopy of Rs 2000 note gets Rs 1800 change
news Demonetization Monday, November 14, 2016 - 08:23

In yet another case of small traders and shop-owners getting duped by fake notes of the new Rs. 2000 denomination, a tippler at Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu cheated state-owned TASMAC store employees while buying liquor. 

According to Times of India, the buyer used a colour photocopy of the new currency note at the store at Maruthadu village near Kilkodungalur in Vandavasi. There was a power cut in the area so the staff could not see the note properly. What’s worse, the staff even gave him a change of Rs. 1,800, TOI reports. 

The incident reportedly came to light when the supervisor of the outlet deposited the money at the bank, and officials spotted the forgery and alerted the police. 

TNM had earlier reported that a vegetable vendor named Ashok, who has a shop at the APMC yard in Chikkamagalur town in Karnataka, was allegedly cheated by a customer on Saturday morning in a similar manner.

Ashok says that he was not at the stall when the incident occurred at around 7.30 am. His sons attended to a customer who handed them the note to pay for 30 kg onions.

The Hindu quoted Superintendent of Police K. Annamalai as saying, “It was a photocopy of the original note. It is poorly photocopied, anybody can notice it easily. The person was given the copy by an unknown person in APMC market.”


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