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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Irish House Checks Off

MOSCOW (MT) - A rash of counterfeit store vouchers has forced the Arbat Irish House to drop its old check and issue a new, safer one.

The old vouchers, used as bonuses for many Russian employees of joint venture and foreign companies, will not be accepted after Feb. 28 of next year, cash office manager Mary Collins said.

Several different counterfeits had been intercepted, mostly in $50 and $100 denominations. The new vouchers, already being distributed, are designed to prevent counterfeiting, Collins said. She declined to specify how.