Fake £5 note exchanged in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 17:18 15 July 2009 | UPDATED: 23:49 15 June 2010

FAKE fiver exchanged at an outlet in Honiton.

FAKE fiver exchanged at an outlet in Honiton.

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A FAKE £5 note has been exchanged at an outlet in Honiton. The note was discovered ten minutes ago at 4.05pm (Wednesday, July 15).

A FAKE £5 note has been exchanged at an outlet in Honiton.

The note was discovered ten minutes ago at 4.05pm (Wednesday, July 15).

A warning has been issued by staff at the outlet concerned.

The Herald has inspected the note and found that it had many irregularities - from the quality of the paper to no silver seal and faint black lines instead of a metal strip.

"It was obviously a fake," said Herald editor Belinda Bennett.

"However, when staff are busy, I can see how it wasn't detected until later in the day.

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