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Alleged currency scam stopped on second try

Fake money could see a Kampot woman doing very real prison time after the phony bills she tried passing tripped her up.

Police said the 31-year-old defrauded a jewellery vendor on Saturday, walking off with a $500 ring in return for the counterfeit currency.

Thirty minutes later, the shopkeep’s daughter realised her mom had been swindled and called police, who found her just hours later attempting to repeat the scam at another market. RASMEI KAMPUCHEA



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