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Attempted Fraud in Hambleton

Forgery 1

5:13pm 21st August 2012

Hambleton police have released images of a man they suspect may have tried to commit a fraud.

It occurred at the North Road Garage in Shipton-by-Benningbrough at approximately 4.10pm on Friday 27th July 2012.

The man tried to pay for fuel and cigarettes with two £20 notes which were forgeries. The staff retained them after refusing to accept them as payment. He then paid for the goods with genuine currency and left the garage.

Forgery 1

Forgery 2

The man is described as white, with a medium build and aged his mid-20’s. At the time of the incident he was wearing a red checked shirt.

Police Sergeant Nick Hill, of the Hambleton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:

“I ask that anyone who recognises the man caught on camera to contact the police or Crimestoppers straight away.

“I am also appealing to the man himself to contact the police if there has been a misunderstanding and he did not realise the first two £20 notes were fake.”

Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, press option 2 and ask for Nick Hill. Alternatively information can be emailed to

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12120123065.

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