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Almost 70,000 counterfeit bills in Italy in 2013 second half

Up 10% over first half, 20% of eurozone total

13 January, 17:23
Almost 70,000 counterfeit bills in Italy in 2013 second half (ANSA) - Rome, January 13 - At least 69,895 counterfeit bills were in circulation in the second half of 2013, the Bank of Italy made known Monday.

The figure was a 10% increase over the preceding six months, and equalled almost 20% of the 353,000 counterfeit bills discovered in the eurozone in the same period, according to the central bank.

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