Gauteng learner found with R40K in counterfeit notes

Gauteng learner found with R40K in counterfeit notes

- A high school learner from Duduza was found with thousands in counterfeit currency

- A teacher contacted police after seeing the learner with a big bundle of banknotes which raised suspicion

- Police later found more than R40K in fake money at the pupil’s home

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How a learner in high school got their hands on R47 000 in counterfeit South African bank notes is as yet, unclear.

Police have said preliminary investigations seem to indicate that someone in the family had given the high schooler the fake notes which attracted the unwelcome attention of a teacher. has learned that Gauteng police said on Wednesday that a high school pupil in Duduza, Ekurhuleni, was found in possession of thousands of rands in fake bank notes.

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According to police spokesperson Sergeant Harry Manaka a teacher from a high school in Duduza alerted police after noticing that one of the learners had a big bundle of money which was amounted R5,000 in fake R100 notes on Tuesday.

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“Police followed up on the information and went to the pupil’s house where they recovered more of the notes, bringing the total to R47,000,” said Manaka. “According to the teacher, the pupil had a huge bundle of bank notes. He was released back into parental custody and is expected to appear in court soon.”

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