Ben Thanh Ward police Thursday arrested Nguyen Tien Dung, 33, for trying to pay back some debt with fake dollar bills.
Dung allegedly used counterfeit bills to pay his debt of VND 50 million ($2,914) to ‘T,’ who wishes to remain anonymous, a resident in Co Giang ward, district 1.
T. had doubt about the bills’ authenticity and asked Dung to go to Ben Thanh Market to check the bills.
After receiving news about the counterfeit bills, Ben Thanh ward police went to the market and took Dung to the police station. While being arrested, Dung held 97 fake $100 notes.
The police also searched his house Thursday night.
Ben Thanh ward police handed over Dung to the Police of Investigation in HCM City on Friday.
The source of the counterfeit bills has not yet been identified.