The chief of police in Pattaya announced yesterday that they had arrested three eastern European men in connection with the recent string of counterfeit 1,000 baht notes being circulated in Pattaya as well as other instances of fraud.
Two of the men were arrested for credit card fraud the third man detained is accused of knowingly using fake 1,000 baht notes in the city, where the scan is estimated to have cost 300,000 baht already.
Apichai Krobpetch the Pattaya police chief warned local businesses to remain vigilant and continue to check all notes as there may still be others circulating the fake currency.
The two men arrested for credit card fraud were named as Igor Britvich, 36, from Russian and Arman Shegelov from Kazakhstan.
Officers arrested the pair after receiving a report from a bank about suspicious activity at a Pattaya department store both were found with fake credit cards in their possession at the time of the arrest.
Their arrest led to Peter Lipov, 33, from Bulgaria being arrested and officers found more fake cards and counterfeit 1,000 baht notes matching those used last week in his possession.
Images of the three men at the police station were released online with their faces blurred which led to an outcry from internet citizens who said their faces should be shown.
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Source : SophonCable
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