[A] MAN has admitted handing over fake bank notes at a store in Workington.
Deri George Hendren, 31, had previously denied a charge of passing counterfeit currency, and was due to stand trial.
However, at Carlisle Crown Court today (WED), Hendren admitted the offence.
He was said to have given over thirty-one £20 notes at Argos in Workington on 9th December, 2014.
The court was told that he paid £740 cash when he bought a television. But of that amount, £620 was found to be counterfeit.
Hendren was detained three days later after he returned to the store and was heard making comments about “checking the money”.
Judge Peter Davies adjourned the case until 28th April.
Hendren, previously of Mossbay Road, Workington, is due to be sentenced then for the counterfeit currency offence and a number of other crimes he has admitted.
In the meantime he was remanded in custody by Judge Davies.