Cretan man faces prosecutor over forged bank notes

A 37-year-old Cretan man faced a prosecutor in Iraklio on Monday after police in the northern port found dozens of forged euro bank notes in his home and his car.

A search of the suspect?s car turned up dozens of fake 500-euro, 50-euro and 20-euro notes and a subsequent search on his home revealed more, as well as printing equipment and a photocopier.

Since the onset of the debt crisis, the forgery of euro notes has flourished, as have scams by opportunists touting a varnish that ostensibly transforms pieces of green paper into 100-euro notes.