A SINGAPORE taxi customer has been sent to prison for three years after he was convicted of paying for a journey with a fraudulent $50 bank note.
Safety co-ordinator officer Sanjeev Jayakumar (35) was found guilty of using fake currency to pay for a $10.80 journey.
The court heard that he boarded Mr Tan Siak Kwang’s taxi on 14 November 2016 and then asked the cab driver to take him to Sembawang Drive.
Jayakumar paid for the journey with a $50 counterfeit note and 80 cents in coins and received four genuine $10 notes in change.
The offence came to light when Mr Kwang tried to deposit his takings at the United Overseas Bank (UOB) and staff spotted the fake note. The police were informed and Mr Jayakumar was arrested.