A WOMAN has been charged with fraud after fake £20 notes were found to have been used in St Neots. Karah Malhas, 20, pleaded not guilty to nine counts of fraud and one theft matter at Huntingdon Magistrates Court on Thursday (September 11). The alleged o

A WOMAN has been charged with fraud after fake £20 notes were found to have been used in St Neots.

Karah Malhas, 20, pleaded not guilty to nine counts of fraud and one theft matter at Huntingdon Magistrates' Court on Thursday (September 11).

The alleged offences involve small-value purchases made at nine shops in St Neots on September 10, prosecutor Andrew Williams told the court.

Mr Williams said Miss Malhas, of no fixed abode, told police officers her boyfriend had given her the money to treat herself.

The matter had been brought to the attention of the police when a shop assistant at Barretts department store spotted a fake note, the prosecutor added.

Miss Malhas was remanded in custody and will next appear in court on September 18, when her case will be sent to Peterborough Crown Court.