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Four accused of selling fake VIP chips in Macau

A businessman discovered the chips were fake when he tried to pay a debt in a VIP room.
A businessman discovered the chips were fake when he tried to pay a debt in a VIP room.

Four residents allegedly sold about US$189,790 in fake chips to two local businessmen.

Macau.- Macau’s Judiciary Police (PJ) have confirmed that four locals have been indicted for fraud after allegedly selling HK$1.47m (US$189,790) in fake VIP gaming chips.

The authorities said a local businessman met with one of the suspects who promised to sell him VIP gaming chips at a discount rate in November.

On January 10, the suspect allegedly offered chips worth HK$1.5m ($193,454) in exchange for HK$1.47m.

The victim and another businessman agreed to make the deal, withdrawing HK$1.47m ($189,778) in cash from a VIP room at a NAPE casino.

The money was handed to another suspect, who is still at large, in exchange for the chips.

The businessman discovered the chips were fake when he then tried to pay a debt in another VIP room.

Suspects were later arrested in the northern district. The PJ is still investigating the whereabouts of the cash.

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