Elderly man charged with using fake RM100 bills to buy food

RM100 note (file photo).

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Aug 16: A 75-year-old man claimed trials at the sessions court here today to using counterfeit money in three separate occassions.

Chan Kwang Hui from Jalan Sekama pleaded not guilty to all the three charges read to him before judge Mohd Taufik Mohd Yusoff and judge Dayang Ellyn Narisa Abang Ahmad.

He was accused of using a counterfeit RM100 note to pay for food at about 7.55pm on June 27 and later 9.30pm at a different food stall at VivaCity Megamall food court.

He was also found to have used a counterfeit note of RM100 to pay for food at about 9.30pm on Aug 10 at Thompson Corner stall in Tabuan Jaya.

He was charged under Section 489B of the Penal Code, which carries an imprisonment term which may extend to 20 years and liable to a fine, upon conviction.

Judge Mohd Taufik fixed Sept 17 while judge Dayang Ellyn set Sept 5 for pre-trial case management respectively.

The accused was released on court bail of RM5,000 with two local sureties for each charge.

The accused was represented by counsel Voon Lee Shan.— DayakDaily