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Trio admit to spending fake money
8:00pm Saturday 9th February 2013 in News
A GANG of Londoners caught after spending counterfeit cash in Chippenham shops have been released on bail by a judge.
Claire Gill, Valerie Gill, and Aurimas Radzius pleaded guilty to passing the fake money in Chippenham and Swindon last February.
The trio, along with a 16-year-old girl, had been due to face a trial accused of conspiracy to pass counterfeit currency.
But after Claire, 31, Valerie, 33, and Radzius, 26, pleaded guilty to a charge of delivering counterfeit currency with intent, prosecutors dropped the other charge.
As a result the teenager was cleared of wrongdoing.
Judge Douglas Field, sitting at Swindon Crown Court, adjourned the case to allow the probation service time to compile a pre- sentence report.
He released Valerie, of Isleworth, and Claire and Radzius, from Hounslow, on bail until February 22.
The four were arrested in a car on The Bridge, Chippen-ham. It is alleged police found £1,200 worth of fake £20 notes plus £420 in genuine currency in the door of the car.