Mainland trio jailed over fake banknotes

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 09 July, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 09 July, 2008, 12:00am

Three mainland visitors were jailed for between three and 31/2 years yesterday by the District Court on charges relating to fake banknotes. The court heard that on July 2, two women - Fang Fenlan, 25, and Fang Fenxia, 28 - and a man, Lin Caiwu, 35, shopped in Tsz Wan Shan and Diamond Hill with 100 yuan bills. A suspicious employee called police, who arrested the suspects and seized 14 fake 100-yuan notes. Fake notes were later seized in other shops they had visited.