Man arrested for paying private hire car driver with fake S$50 note

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A male passenger was arrested after attempting to pay a private hire car driver with a counterfeit $50 Singapore note, said the police on Tuesday (19 February).

The 25-year-old man will be charged in court on Wednesday.

The driver had last Tuesday at about 10pm received the fake cash as fare payment from the man and noticed its lack of security features, according to the police.

She rejected and returned it to him before lodging a police report.

Officers from the Commercial Affairs Department and Woodlands Police Division arrested the suspect along Marsiling Rise on Monday.

The man was found with counterfeit $100 notes in his possession. The notes, a colour printer, and a handphone were seized as case exhibits, said the police.

If convicted for using counterfeit currency notes as genuine notes, the man could face up to 20 years in jail and a fine.

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