This month, it was discovered that about 50 fake old 10,000-yen bills with a portrait of Prince Shotoku were used at convenience stores in Tokyo, and the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating on suspicion of exercising counterfeit currency.

Fake old 10,000-yen bills were found in about 40 stores, including convenience stores and drug stores in Tokyo.



According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, when reports from the store side proceeded to confirm one after another from the 21st of this month, it was found that about 50 sheets were used in total by around the 26th of this month, and as a result of partial appraisal, it turned out to be a counterfeit note. about it.



All of them have portraits of Prince Shotoku published since the 30's of the Showa era, and are elaborately made with watermarks, etc., but non-existent serial numbers starting with the alphabet "PS" are printed. about it.



It is believed that multiple people used counterfeit notes, and in most cases they visited the store alone, made small purchases such as sweets, and received change.



The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating on suspicion of exercising counterfeit currency and cautioning that it may be used further in the future.

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