Odd-job worker accused of using counterfeit banknotes released on bail

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, March 22: Odd-job worker Shera Dingih, 28, pleaded not guilty today to two charges of using counterfeit banknotes to pay for goods in 2014.

Sessions Court Judge Marutin Pagan then fixed April 18 for pre-trial case management and released the accused on RM5,000 court bail with two local sureties.

Shera was charged under Section 489B of the Penal Code for both charges, which carries imprisonment that may extend to 20 years and liable to a fine.

For both charges, she was alleged to have used two counterfeit RM100 bank notes with the same serial number at two different shops in Emart Batu Kawa between 7pm and 7.30pm on Oct 10, 2014.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Ruthra Raj prosecuted, while the accused was represented by counsel Lim Lian Kee.

According to the facts of the case, the accused went to the two shops to buy a shirt, a pair of spectacles and facial products and allegedly paid for them using forged currency. — DayakDaily