‘Two brothers who used their printing firm’s Christmas and New Year break to churn out £1.2 million worth of fake banknotes have both been jailed for seven years.
Businessmen Amrit and Prem Karra used specialist paper, inks and foil to run off the near-perfect forgeries of £10 notes at their print-works in Hockley, Birmingham.
They worked through the night to print the notes with a face value of at least £1.27 million.
Birmingham Crown Court was told the brothers acted as “masterminds and architects” of the highly-sophisticated counterfeiting operation.
Sentencing the brothers and two other men who also took part in the scam, Judge Richard Bond said such offences undermined the integrity of the UK’s financial system.’