06 March 2009

Fake Currency

A visitng Nigerian stood trial on Thursday at the the Criminal Court of First Instance on the charge of possessing fake currency. The 30-year-old defendant has been charged for possession of 32 counterfeit $100 bills on November 2 last year.

He pleaded not guilty saying he was not aware the money was fake.

The next hearing is slated for April 2.

An Indian accountant at an exchange centre in the Naif area said when he was on duty at 9.30am, the defendant approached the counter to change $14,200 into dirhams of which 32 $100 bills were counterfeit.

The accountant said that on verification, the notes were found to be fakes and the exchange company immediately called the police.

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