Woman nabbed for using forged RM100 note to buy clothes

JEMPOL: Police have arrested a 33-year-old woman after she allegedly used a counterfeit RM100 note to buy items here.

Jempol OCPD Supt Hoo Chang Hook said on Friday (April 23) that the unemployed woman first went to a shop and bought clothes worth RM40.

"She handed the trader a RM100 note and was given RM60 in change.

"About 30 minutes later, another trader came to the clothes shop with the suspect and asked the first trader to check if the RM100 note given to him by the woman earlier was genuine or a fake," he said, adding that the incident took place at around 10.30pm on Thursday (April 22).

Supt Hoo said the trader then used a currency detector to check the note and found it to be a fake.

The traders then handed the woman over to the police.

He said the suspect told police she had three RM100 notes which were given to her by an individual who bought her mobile phone.

"She admitted using one note to buy the clothes but claimed that she had no knowledge it was a fake," he said.

Supt Hoo said the woman has been remanded for four days to allow police to complete investigations.

The case is being investigated under Section 489C of the Penal Code for being in possession of forged or counterfeit currency notes.

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