A Larnaca man is set to appear in court this morning on suspicion of defrauding members of the public using counterfeit euro banknotes.
According to Larnaca CID investigators, the 35-year-old suspect is under investigation for charges relating to circulating counterfeit banknotes, obtaining money under false pretences and attempting to obtain money under false pretences.
Five people had previously reported to the police that the man had entered various supermarkets and hotels and purchased products – between €20 and €30 – using a €200 note.
An arrest warrant was issued and the man was picked up on Wednesday by police officers as he attempted to make another purchase at a supermarket in the Kamares area of Larnaca.
During questioning, the man reportedly refused to tell police where the counterfeit notes had come from.
He is set to be taken before a Larnaca magistrate this morning where investigators will likely request from the judge that they keep him in remand for more days in a bid to establish if he had defrauded more members of the public in the past.
The case is being investigated by Larnaca CID and Aradippou police.