Monday, 27 May 2019 | 04:03 WIB

Police Uncover Counterfeit Money Circulation in Solo

Police Uncover Counterfeit Money Circulation in Solo

SURAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Surakarta City Police found circulation of counterfeit money worth IDR 400,000 received by a sidewalk merchant, Suroso (92), on Jalan Ir Juanda, Pucangsawit Urban Village, Jebres District, Solo, Tuesday (05/14/2019).

According to the Head of Surakarta City Police, Pol. Ribut Hari Wibowo through the Jebres Police Chief Kompol Juliana, he knew the information of a Suroso grandfather, deceived by buyers with counterfeit money, directly checking the victim's selling place.

"We immediately took the victim as a witness to the Jebres Police Headquarters to be asked for information about the four-hundred-dollar change in coins. The victim was asked to report the incident, for further investigation," Juliana said.

Juliana then checked the fake IDR 100,000 coins held and in plain view the difference was significant compared to the original. In fact, the color of money is different from the real money, and the Bank Indonesia logo also appears to be damaged.

The security thread of fake money received by Suroso, the color also looks faded, because it is made only from imperfect screen printing. For this reason, the police then carried out development. Fraudsters are suspected of targeting old people and the atmosphere of a dark shop.

Nevertheless, his party appealed to the public to be more vigilant about the circulation of counterfeit money ahead of Eid. If you find fake money, immediately report it to the police. Traders when receiving money must be suspicious by the way the checker touches the surface of the writing slightly protruding.

"We will explore the circulation of counterfeit money in its jurisdiction," he said.

Suroso (92) is a seller of various types of consumer goods, including cigarettes with carts on Jalan Ir Juanda, Pucangsawit Village, Jebres Solo District. The resident of Kampung Badran RT 06 RW 10, told of his fate, on Tuesday, around 05.30 WIB, when opening a stall on his cart.

Deputy Head of Surakarta Police, AKBP Andy Rifai, said that his side urged the public to be more vigilant about the circulation of counterfeit money in the upcoming Ramadhan. Circulation of counterfeit money can be triggered by a number of factors such as rising prices of basic commodities.

According to the Deputy Chief of Police, cases of circulation of counterfeit money are often not easily revealed because the public is hesitant to report to the police.

Nevertheless, Surakarta Police in the previous year managed to uncover the circulation of counterfeit money resulting from the development of theft. Perpetrators of counterfeit money can be charged with Article 244 of the Criminal Code, subscribed to Article 245 of the Criminal Code with the threat of up to 15 years in prison. Thus quoted from Antara.