By Tristan Harris Tuesday 17 September 2013 Updated: 17/09 11:09
OFFICERS from Bromsgrove Police investigating the use of counterfeit £20 notes have arrested a fourth person.
A Bromsgrove woman in her 30s was held over the incident, which saw 16 of the fake bank notes found at the KFC in Charford on the weekend of August 17 and 18.
Two women and a man were arrested after the police executed warrants at homes in Bromsgrove and Wychbold on August 30.
All four have now been released on police bail until October 18, pending further inquiries.
Following the incident, the police have warned traders to be on their guard and examine notes closely before accepting them.
Officers have also reminded people again of the checks that could be carried out to ensure banknotes were genuine.
One is the testing of the watermark - in addition to The Queen's portrait, there should be a £20 or £50 symbol which should contrast with The Queen's head.
'Bank of England' on each note should be raised and there should be a metallic thread running through the note.
All notes have a holographic foil image which will change colour and image when tilted and all notes should have an image of its value that will only appear under ultraviolet light.
The texture of a fake note often feels different to a real one.
The majority of these tests will also work on Scottish and Northern Irish notes.
For more on the security tests, visit http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/Documents/kyb_lo_res.pdf
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