A 44 year-old teacher, Mr Daniel Wong Mun Meng, was arrested and charged for paying for sex with his Vietnamese masseuse after he handed her a counterfeit note after doing the deed.
The masseuse was caught after she tried to pay for some goods at a supermarket later that day. Police investigations led them back to Wong, who was arrested at his workplace in Bukit Batok Secondary School.
During the trial, Wong claimed that he had made the fake currency notes of the same serial number using his home printer and an ordinary A4 sized paper to use as a teaching tool during his maths lessons. He claimed that his students had not seen a $100 note before and wanted to use it to "excite" his students during his class.
Wong later left the 2 notes in his wallet, which he brought to Orchard Towers on 3 August 2015. He met Ms Nguyen Nhu Trang and had sex with her at a Fragrance Hotel branch in Balestier Road between 2.45AM and 3.45AM.
Although Wong testified that he had sex with the woman after a massage, Ms Trang took to the stand and claimed that she only gave him an oil massage.
After handing her the fake notes, Wong dropped Ms Trang off and drove off. However, he claims he realized his mistake and drove back to find her but could not locate or call her.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) has told reporters that Wong was suspended from duty since December 2015.
"MOE takes a serious view of educator misconduct and will not hesitate to take disciplinary action against those who fail to adhere to our standards of conduct and discipline."
For making the counterfeit money, he could be jailed for up to 20 years and fined.