Woman jailed for having fake bank notes in Portsmouth

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A WOMAN has been jailed after admitting having fake cash.

Jennifer Collins, 31, of Quinton Close, Somers Town, admitted having counterfeit currency in her custody or under her control.

She had fake Scottish bank notes at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth on March 2.

District judge Anne Arnold jailed Collins for 18 weeks at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court

The judge said the offence was serious and that the counterfeit notes ‘undermines the whole economy of this country’.

Collins must pay an £80 victim surcharge.

The notes will be forfeited and destroyed under a court order.

Collins also admitted breaching a community order for theft.

Her guilty plea was taken into account by the judge when she was sentenced at the court last month.