Dunfermline taxi drivers get help to spot fake cash

(from left): John Aitcheson, Chair of Dunfermline Taxi Association; Mark Russell, Chair of Dunfermline Community Safety Panel; PC Derek Skene, John Thow, Landlord of Thirsty Kirstie's which is participating in the initiative; and PC Lisa Ambrosini, who met to hand over the first UV keyrings.
(from left): John Aitcheson, Chair of Dunfermline Taxi Association; Mark Russell, Chair of Dunfermline Community Safety Panel; PC Derek Skene, John Thow, Landlord of Thirsty Kirstie's which is participating in the initiative; and PC Lisa Ambrosini, who met to hand over the first UV keyrings.
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Police in Fife have welcomed a move which allows taxi drivers and door staff in Dunfermline to easily spot counterfeit cash, reports Gail Milne.

Dunfermline Community Safety Panel is providing them with UV key rings which show up markings that are invisible to the human eye and are printed on passports and credit cards as well as on bank notes. If the special markings are missing, counterfeit notes can be quickly spotted, with the initiative launched following a rise in the passing of counterfeit notes in the area.

Community Safety Officer Fraser Laird, said: “We welcome the distribution of the key rings by the Dunfermline Community Safety Panel as it is helping to make Dunfermline Town Centre a safer place to visit.”

Mark Russell, Chair of Dunfermline Community Safety Panel said: “This initiative is one we are delighted to be involved in and gives those using the key rings an opportunity to reduce the chance of becoming a victim of this type of crime. The panel has been involved in Community Safety initiatives in Dunfermline for several years now and we welcome the opportunity to fund this one.”

John Aitcheson, Chair of Dunfermline Taxi Association said: “This generous offer will be invaluable to taxi drivers and provide them with the means to check very quickly for any counterfeit money.”