Teenager accused of passing fake notes in Hawick faces trial

Jedburgh Sheriff Court.
Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

A teenager from Northern Ireland faces five counts of passing counterfeit £20 notes in Hawick.

The 17-year-old from Londonderry – who cannot be named due to his age – denies committing the offence at five businesses in Hawick High Street on June 2.

He is alleged to have passed the counterfeit Bank of Ireland notes at the British Heart Foundation, Libby’s Pet Shop, Semi Chem, Lindsay Grieve Butchers and the Salvation Army.

A trial date has been set for October 16 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court with an intermediate hearing on September 18.