Man to be charged for using counterfeit chips at casino

SINGAPORE - A 34-year-old Chinese male Singaporean who used counterfeit chips at the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) casino will be charged in court tomorrow.

Six pieces of counterfeit $500 cash chips were detected in circulation at the RWS casino on Jan 22 last year.

After a thorough investigation, the police managed to determine the identity of the suspect who acquired the chips.

If convicted of the offence using counterfeit chips under the Casino Control Act, the suspect may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years or to a fine not exceeding S$150,000, or both.

Head of the Casino Crime Investigation Branch of CID, Superintendent of Police Michael Ang, said the police will spare no effort in tracking down such offenders and ensure that they be dealt with in accordance with the law.

 candicec@sph.com.sg

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