Three foreign men were arrested after allegedly using fake credit cards and notes to go on a shopping spree all over Pattaya.
Arman Shegelov, 30, from Kazakhstan and Igor Britvich, 36, from Russia were taken into custody at Pattaya’s Central Festival where officers found in their possession three fake credit cards and two watches that they had just purchased using the cards.
Peter Viktorov Lipovl from Bulgaria was arrested at Tesco Lotus in North Pattaya where officers found him with three counterfeit ATM cards, numerous pin numbers and several thousand baht in fake notes.
Officers told reports that the two arrests were not related.
Lipovl is the suspect in four reports from the same store where vendors reported they had been the victims of counterfeit cash.
Jirdej Nomnoey who runs a phone-accessory kiosk said he was tricked by a 1,000 baht note from a foreign man for a small purchase, he noted that three other phone stalls and a confections vendor had also been victims of “funny money.”
Shegelov and Britvich were arrested after banks alerted the authorities that counterfeit cards were being used at the Central Festival and officers staked out the mall until the identified the suspects waiting for them to buy something with a card before taking them in.
Officers told reporters that the trio combined had managed to rip-off banks and retailers of about 200,000 baht in total.
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Source : Pattayamail
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