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.
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.