27 Nov 2013

Police investigating $50 note 'trick'

7:37 pm on 27 November 2013

Auckland police are investigating a would-be scam in which a $50 note was apparently turned into three.

They say two African men performed a magic trick using chemicals in front of a Parnell business owner and then asked for a $50 note to repeat the illusion.

Police say had he agreed, the money would simply have been stolen.

The Auckland City Financial Crime Unit is investigating the incident.