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500 new $100 bills stolen

December 27, 2012 10:00 pm

Police are investigating how 500 new design $100 bills were stolen from a Suva bank this month.

The incident was reported to Police on the 23rd of this month when three of the new look $100 bills were used at three supermarkets in the Central and Southern Division.

A requisition for the new design currencies was made to the country’s central bank and as such the money was escorted to the Suva bank to be kept at their vault.

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The stolen $100 bills have the serial numbers ranging from FFA 030 3001- FFA 030 3500.

A special task force team is conducting the investigations.

Yesterday another report was received in Taveuni where more than 15 new $100 bills were recovered from a bank as well as other retail shops.

Members of the public and business people are being advised to be vigilant when handling money especially in regards to $100 notes.

The new look currency currently has no monetary value as they don’t come into circulation until next year.

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