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Man found with stack of fake $50 notes

Nicholas Parker pleaded guilty to a number of charges, including possession of a “stack” of fake $50 notes. Photo: BENN BATHGATE/Stuff.

A Tokoroa man has pleaded guilty to a raft of counterfeit cash charges, including possession of “a stack of fake $50 notes” and the equipment and materials to make false documents.

Nicholas Albert Andrew Parker, 38, entered the guilty pleas at Rotorua District Court on Thursday.

According to charge sheet details, Parker possessed, and used, fake $50 notes across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato, with specific charges relating to offences in Hamilton, Tīrau, Cambridge, Rotorua, Mt Maunganui, Putaruru and Taupō.

He also entered guilty pleas to two charges of possessing equipment and materials capable of being used to forge a document, and possession of “a stack of fake $50 notes knowing it to be forged”.

Parker, who appeared by audiovisual link, was remanded in custody ahead of sentencing on August 5.

-Stuff/Benn Bathgate.

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Drop in the bucket

Posted on 21-05-2021 22:23 | By

Hire the Man Jacinda Labour’s been printing money non-stop for the last few years Probably explains why my printer ink is so expensive

Good job by cops.

Posted on 21-05-2021 11:43 | By morepork

Counterfeiting is an insidious crime that undermines our economy and affects all of us. Yadick, they’ll probably use the fake 50s to buy fake Bitcoin and pay the scammers who attacked our hospitals...

Hmmmm

Posted on 20-05-2021 16:57 | By

I wonder if they’ll take the stack of 50’s as proceeds of crime . . . :-)