Man charged with using fake money

A 30-year-old Sockburn man charged with using counterfeit $20 banknotes has been remanded in custody without plea by a registrar at the Christchurch District Court today.

Glenn Stephen Bielawski, a driver, faced six charges. The registrar's remand meant that he did not need to appear before a judge in court.

He is charged with four offences from August last year: obtaining tyres and wheels by deception, dishonestly using four counterfeit banknotes, and unlawful possession of four forged banknotes.

Two further charges - unlawful possession of a Winchester shotgun and 22 shotgun shells - are dated last week.

The remand was granted for Bielawski to get legal advice.

Police allege counterfeit notes were used at shops in the Riccarton area.

The Press