Gardai in Monaghan warn public to be mindful of counterfeit notes in circulation

Local Garda are warning of counterfeit notes in circulation.

Gardai in Monaghan issued the warning after a number of fake €20 notes were passed or were attempted to be used in Monaghan town and Castleblayney.

It follows a number of similar reports across the region and in west Cavan in recent months.

Gardai­ are urging people to be vigilant as they say the culprits normally try to maximise their profit, which has a larger impact on businesses.

They say if anyone has suspicions of counterfeit notes being used they should contact their local Garda station.