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Women admit teaming up in South Cumbria to pass fake £20 notes

Carlisle Crown Court

[T]WO woman who teamed up to pass bogus banknotes in south Cumbria were warned they could receive prison sentences.

Katy Lauren Bolshaw, 29, and 44-year-old Mairead Teresa Fitzgerald appeared in the dock at Carlisle Crown Court today (FRI).

They both pleaded guilty to two offences with which they were jointly charged.

These were conspiring to pass or tender counterfeit currency, and having custody or control of a counterfeit of currency notes with intent.

Their criminal conduct is said to have occurred in Kendal on September 21. On that date they are said to have been detained by police in the Windermere area. It involved fake £20 notes.

Recorder Julie Clemitson adjourned the case until April 13, when Bolshaw, of Tarnside Drive, and Fitzgerald, of Skelton Avenue, both Leeds, will be sentenced at the crown court.

Both were granted bail.

But Recorder Clemitson told the two women: “Offending of this sort often results in custodial sentences, you should understand that.”

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