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Man denies possessing counterfeit banknotes

A YOUNG man has pleaded not guilty to having €950 in counterfeit cash in a box in his bedroom.

Martin Stokes (21) is alleged to have had the fake €50 notes when his home was searched by gardai.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the case against him at Blanchardstown District Court for hearing on a later date.

Mr Stokes, with an address at Shancastle Avenue, Clondalkin, is charged with possession of 19 €50 banknotes which he knew - or believed to be - counterfeits.

The charge is under Section 35 of the Theft and Fraud Offences Act and the accused is alleged to have had the counterfeit notes at his home address last January 7.

The court heard the accused was pleading not guilty.

He was remanded on bail