We've been following the story of the flood of fake one pound coins circulating in the U.K. Police this week raided a secluded farm, shutting down one counterfeiting operation. Below is a picture of the building and an image of a fake pound from an earlier article. -Editor A counterfeit cash-production factory and thousands of fake £1 coins have been uncovered at a farm in a quiet country village. Police discovered the coins during a raid on a building at Tonge Corner Farm in Tonge, just outside Bapchild. Police also found a machine which they believe was used to make the fake money.
Neighbours said they did not have a clue what was going on. The said they had heard what they thought was the noise of an extractor fan but nothing else. One, who asked not to be named, said not long after police cars were seen at the farm that rumours started.
He said: “I used to see people come and go from the farm but never thought anything of it. “I saw the police raid the building, just loads of police cars and then the rumours started.”
He said the farm had been in the family for almost 40 years and the barn had been rented by the same person for the last five or six years.
Police confirmed that “thousands of pounds of counterfeit coins and a press machine were found” during the raid on Wednesday
To read the complete article, see: Counterfeit money factory uncovered (http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/news/
Wayne Homren, Editor
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