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Namibian juveniles arrested for making N$2 800 in counterfeit notes

Namibian juveniles arrested for making N$2 800 in counterfeit notes

According to local media, Namibian police are investigating a case of forgery after a group of four high school juveniles allegedly managed to produce counterfeit Namibian dollar notes.

The learners, from Epako Secondary School, Wennie Du Plessies High School and Gymnasium High School in Gobabis, in eastern Namibia, are aged between 14 and 16 years.

Police say the boys used a colour printer to produce the fake N$50 and N$100 notes last week and N$2 800 (or about US$254) worth of the notes before their scheme was discovered.

Other than a few security features, the notes looked genuine, the police said.

It is alleged that they photocopied real bank notes onto normal bond paper before cut up the copies and gluing them neatly together to produce the fake bank notes.

The boys are said to have used the fake money to purchase liquor at an outlet in Epako last Thursday.

However, their luck ran out when one of the boys attempted to use the fake money to buy from a school kiosk at Wennie Du Plessies High School the next day.

The four boys are currently in the care of their parents while investigations go on and are yet to be charged for the alleged forgery. A second charge of uttering is likely to be added as the boys presented the fake money pretending that it was real.