Fraudsters replace Queen’s head with Boy George on fake notes

March 26th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar 26 (ANI): In a bizarre incident, fraudsters replaced the Queen’s head with a picture of jailed pop singer Boy George on forged bank notes.

The forgery came into limelight after a staff at a stationary shop discovered a fake 20-pound note with a picture of the former Culture Club singer on its watermark instead of the monarch.

Ryman’s in Gravesend, Kent didn’t realise the fraud until they tried to cash the note on March 23.

When they studied the note further, they saw a picture of Boy George printed where the Queen’s head should be.

“We took the note on Saturday afternoon, but we didn’t realise it was a fake until I took it to the bank on Monday,” the Telegraph quoted a spokesman for the store as saying.

“The cashier held it up to the light and then spotted that Boy George’s face was on it instead of the Queen’s,” she added.

“I was shocked, I couldn’t believe it - we’ve certainly had nothing like it before.

‘Karma Chameleon’ hitmaker is currently serving a 15-month jail sentence for falsely imprisoning and beating a male escort. (ANI)

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