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"Play Money" Passed for Real

The newspaper Savon Sanomat reports an attempt to pass notes printed in Russia as play money in shops in Kuopio. The euro-denomination notes carry a text in Russian saying that they are not legal tender.

Venäläinen 50 euron suuruinen leikkiraha.
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According to Savon Sanomat, the notes are sold in Russia for use in games.



An attempt was made to pass such play money in Kuopio last Saturday. Police took two women into custody, but no further such incidents have since been reported.



The same type of counterfeit notes have been seen previously in Imatra and Lappeenranta.

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