Fraud tip-off

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian po­lice have ar­rested a Le­banese man al­legedly car­ry­ing fake cur­rency with a face value of $66 mil­lion (R488m) af­ter he tipped a ho­tel staff mem­ber with a $500 note.

The largest US note cur­rently in cir­cu­la­tion is a $100 bill. But po­lice found bun­dles of $1 mil­lion, $100 000 and $500 notes in the man’s ho­tel room in Kuala Lumpur.

Ho­tel staff alerted po­lice af­ter a house­keeper re­ceived a $500 note tip and found out it was fake when she tried to con­vert it to lo­cal cur­rency. The man could be charged for pos­sess­ing coun­ter­feit money. – Sapa-dpa

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