A 23-year-old man, Ng Kah Chun, was convicted in court on 17 September 2019 for using counterfeit S$50 notes.

On 12 February 2018, the Police received a report that two counterfeit S$50 notes were presented for payment at a convenience store along Choa Chu Kang Street 51. Through follow up investigations, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the identity of the man and arrested him on the same day. A printer, a laptop and several pieces of counterfeit S$50 and S$100 notes were seized as case exhibits.

Ng Kah Chun was sentenced to 5 years and 3 months' imprisonment for one charge of counterfeiting currency notes, one charge of using them as genuine counterfeit currency notes, one charge of possession of counterfeit currency notes and one charge of making hor possessing instruments for counterfeiting currency notes under Section 489A to Section 489D of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 respectively, as well as one charge of possession of offensive weapon under Section 22(1)(a) of the Miscellaneous Offences (Public Order and Nuisance) Act, Chapter 184.

Members of the public are advised to be wary of receiving possible counterfeit notes. If you have received any suspected counterfeit currency note, you should: -

Report it to the nearest Neighbourhood Police Centre;

Delay the person(s) who presented the suspected counterfeit note, if possible, and call the Police at '999' immediately;

Note the description of the person(s) who presented the counterfeit note, including gender, race, age, height, built, clothing, tattoo and language/dialect spoken;

Note the description of the vehicle used, if any, including its registration number; and

Limit the handling of the suspected counterfeit note and place it in a protective covering, such as an envelope, to prevent further tampering. Hand it over to the Police immediately.

Source: Singapore Police Force