Glasgow & West Scotland

Four people face trial over fake cash probe

Four people are to stand trial accused of making counterfeit cash.

Stuart Trimble 36, Victor Robertson, 40, Angela Cartney, 44, and Anthony Howland, 34, deny three charges under the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act.

It is alleged they made fake Royal Bank of Scotland £20 notes at two properties in Glasgow and one in Ayrshire between July and September last year.

At the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lord Boyd set a trial due to begin on 20 March next year.

The indictment said they intended to pass the counterfeit cash off as genuine.

It further claims they had equipment and materials to make forged currency. This included laptops, printers, paper, ink, a UV light, a writing board and a laminator.

The four are further accused of "without lawful authority or excuse" having a number of fake RBS £20 notes.

Mr Trimble, of Bridgeton, and Mr Robertson, of Govan, both Glasgow, along with Ms Cartney, of Prestwick, South Ayrshire and Mr Howland, of London, deny all charges.

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