20 Feb '12, 11am

Man fined for selling fake contact lenses

SINGAPORE: A 52-year-old man on Monday pleaded guilty and was fined S$12,000 for selling fake contact lenses. Wong Chow Fatt admitted to three charges relating to the purchase and supply of counterfeit contact lenses, between April and May last year. He bought 30 boxes of fake "FreshLook ColorBlends" contact lenses from an optometrist for S$225 and went on to sell them for a total profit of S$15. The market value of one box of the real deal is S$25. For this police charge, Wong was fined S$6,000. For supplying contact lenses presented with false information of the manufacturer, Wong contravened the Health Sciences Authority's (HSA) Health Products Act and was fined S$3,000 on each of two similar charges. Wong is one of seven men charged in court on Monday with such offences. The other six are 29-year-old Koh Peng Kiat, 26-year-old Neo Teck Soon, 34-year-old Goh Peck Joo, 3...

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