Man, 23, jailed for using counterfeit $50 portrait series notes

A 23-year-old man was sentenced in court on Tuesday (Sep 17) to five years and three months' jail for using counterfeit $50 notes.

The police said in a statement on Thursday (Sep 19), that they received a report that two counterfeit $50 notes were used for payment at a convenience store along Choa Chu Kang Street 51 on Feb 12, 2018.

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 $50 and $100 notes were seized as case exhibits.

Ng Kah Chun was jailed for one charge of counterfeiting currency notes, one charge of using them as genuine currency notes, one charge of possession of counterfeit currency notes and one charge of making or processing instruments for counterfeiting currency notes.

The police advised members of the public to be wary of receiving possible counterfeit currency.

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.

  • 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.

Information on the security features of genuine Singapore currency is available on the MAS’ website at: