Two Christchurch women have been arrested as part of an ongoing counterfeit money investigation in Canterbury.
A 22-year-old has been charged with 20 counts of using counterfeit money, while a 29-year-old has been charged with six counts.
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The women were arrested on Wednesday following search warrants at two Christchurch properties.
Both women have been granted bail and will appear in Christchurch District Court on Tuesday 3 September.
Police advise businesses to be vigilant in checking cash - particularly $50 and $100 notes.
Detective Senior Sergeant Joel Syme says a good way to distinguish counterfeit money is its distinctive "paper feel". Legitimate bills are made of tear-resistant polymer.
A fake note will also have irregularities in its clear window, which can be identified under careful examination.