Two arrested in Central Java for buying cigarettes with fake bills

first_imgThe Gemolong Police in Sragen, Central Java, have arrested two men for allegedly using counterfeit money.The suspects, identified as Klaten residents Untung Wahono, 38, and Tulasono, 42, were arrested after buying a pack of cigarettes at a stall in Warungurip village, Gemolong, on Tuesday afternoon.“We apprehended them following a report from a citizen,” Gemolong Police chief Adj. Comr. I Ketut Putra said on Wednesday, as quoted by According to the report, Untung and Tulasono used a Rp 100,000 (US$6.81) bill to buy a pack of cigarettes. The stall owner suspected that the money was counterfeit and refused to accept it. They later paid with a Rp 20,000 banknote.Read also: Counterfeit money seized at PSBB checkpoint, suspects were on the way to shamanThe two men allegedly went to another nearby stall. Ketut said the owner of the first stall told the stall owner that the men had tried to use apparently counterfeit money.Police investigators seized Rp 3.1 million in counterfeit Rp 100,000 banknotes and a motorcycle in the case.“The suspects told investigators that they obtained the fake bills from Yogyakarta,” said Ketut.Poilce charged them under Article 36 Paragraph 3 of Law No. 7/2011 on currency, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. (aly)Topics :last_img

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