Dud Northern Bank notes already…

The newly designed Northern Bank notes (no, not these ones) were launched on the 9th March this year following the Northern Bank raid. Well, Slugger can reveal that it has not taken the forgers long to get to work. Dolores Kelly the SDLP’s candidate in Upper Bann was in Tescos in Lurgan today, when she discovered one of her £10 notes was in fact counterfeit. That’s just about fifty days later. Back to the drawing board?

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