Two scammers caught with hundreds of pounds worth of fake bank notes were found guilty of using counterfeit money as genuine currency.
Ricky Burton, 30, and Scott Reed, 28, both from Portsmouth, were jailed for 15 months and 12 months respectively, at Oxford Crown Court on Thursday last week.
The pair were found with around £480 worth of counterfeit Scottish bank notes in Abingdon on March 29 last year.
The alarm was raised when Reed tried to use a £20 note to buy a pregnancy kit at Savers in High Street.
The forged notes failed rip and ultraviolet tests and the manager refused to hand the note back.
Reed left but he and his partner-in-crime Burton were later cornered by police.
Officers searched the car they had been travelling in and discovered a ‘bulk’ of the counterfeit notes.
The men were arrested and later charged with the offences.
During the trial, both of the men denied the charges, claiming they had stumbled upon the stash by chance.
But they were found guilty of possessing counterfeit currency and tendering a counterfeit note as genuine currency.