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Two women held for printing fake notes in Aminjikarai
The Aminjikarai police on Saturday arrested two women involved in printing fake currency notes, and seized notes in the denomination of Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 with a total face value of around Rs 35,000. Police said the women learnt the trick through YouTube videos.
According to police, Vanitha (30) of Saidapet purchased medicines worth Rs 300 from a medical shop in Aminjikarai offered a Rs 2,000 note and collected the balance amount. But after realising that it was fake currency, the staff in the shop tried to stop her. But she managed to flee from the spot on a two-wheeler. However, she stopped at another medical shop in a different locality to exchange another fake Rs 2,000 note when she was nabbed by the staff who was following her.
Vanitha was handed over to the police. During their questioning, she revealed that she has been printing fake notes for the past three months at a rented premise, along with her friend Sathya (28) of Madhavaram. Thereafter, the duo was arrested and a mini printing machine, A4 sheet paper and damaged fake currency notes were seized from the house.
The investigating officer said that the women learnt about printing fake currencies on YouTube and used to exchange the printed currencies at crowded shops to avoid examination of the notes by shopkeepers. Both the women were employees of a textile showroom in Anna Nagar. Vanitha quit her job a few months ago, following which they embarked on printing fake currencies. Both Vanitha and Sathya have been remanded in judicial custody and further investigation is on to ascertain the involvement of others.