Glasgow & West Scotland

Ian Beaton admits making £30,000 in counterfeit cash

A man from Glasgow is facing a prison sentence after he admitted making almost £30,000 of counterfeit cash.

Ian Beaton, 44, was caught after police found £2,000 in fake money after searching his car in Aberdeen.

Officers later found about £28,000 of counterfeit notes during a search of his home in Glasgow's Shawlands area.

Sentence on Beaton was deferred at the city's sheriff court. He was told by Sheriff Charles McFarlane QC to expect "a substantial custodial sentence".

Beaton pleaded guilty to making a quantity of Royal Bank of Scotland notes and Bank of Scotland notes between July 2010 and January 2011.

He also admitted possessing the notes and to having the materials needed to make the fake cash including printers, a computer, guillotines and paper.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites