Home Briefs: Charged with making, using fake money

Charged with making, using fake money

A 52-year-old man was in court yesterday over 10 charges of forgery, using fake currency notes as genuine, possessing and producing fake $50 bills.

Uthya Kumaran Thangaiyan was charged with forging 24 $50 bills in May this year.

He allegedly used the fake bills four times at Cheers and McDonald's on May 25.

He is also accused of having 20 fake $50 bills the next day and having instruments and materials at his home in Hougang Avenue 8 for making the fake bills.

He has an appointment with the Institute of Mental Health next week and is due back in court on Aug 10.

Free hepatitis C screening and talks

Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and the National University Hospital (NUH) will hold free hepatitis C talks and screening in conjunction with World Hepatitis Day.

TTSH's session is on July 23 from 12.30pm to 5pm at the Theatrette on Level 1.

NUH's is on July 30 from 8am to noon at the auditorium on Level 1.

Register at www.worldhepdayscreening.com.sg. Call 6665-6980 for more information. Talks will be in English and Mandarin.

Snack from China recalled

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore received feedback on Wednesday from a member of the public about a small plastic chip found in a bottle of "Pakary Haw Ball".

The snack comes from China.

AVA said it has been working with the importer to investigate the matter.

While investigations are ongoing, the importer is voluntarily recalling the affected batch as a precautionary measure.

AVA has advised people who have purchased the product not to eat it.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 15, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe