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Police hunt Pudsey conman swapping fake bank notes
8:00am Monday 30th September 2013 in News
A well-spoken conman is swindling people in the Pudsey area out of their money by asking them if they have change for notes that turn out to be fake.
There are thought to have been at least 15 incidents that have occurred in the Pudsey, Farsley and Bramley areas and involve the suspect asking people to break a £10 or £20 note, handed over in a folded-up fashion.
After the exchange has taken place the victim finds the note they have been given is counterfeit.
The man has been described as white, slim to average build, about 5ft 10in tall, often wearing a black wool hat. He is also said to speak well and appear polite.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Kirsti Wood or PC Stephen Jones at Pudsey Police Station on 101 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.