Six wanted suspects arrested in Phuket for allegedly opening bank accounts for con-artists

Wichit , Phuket –

  Six wanted suspects have been arrested in Phuket for allegedly opening bank accounts for online fraudsters and con-artists.

The Wichit Police reports they have arrested six wanted suspects in the past week. They gave brief updates below, but not full names and ages.

  1. Mr. Praithong has been arrested in Angthong, Central Thailand.
  2. Mr. Nattachai has been arrested in Angthong.
  3. Mr. Jirapat has been arrested in Angthong.
  4. Ms. Petcharat has been arrested in Borwin, Chonburi.
  5. Ms. Patcharida and Mr. Chatchaphon have been arrested in Wichit, Phuket.

They were taken to the Wichit Police Station to face charged for fraud and offenses to the Computer Crime Act.

The Phuket Express notes, however, that Wichit Police did not give full details of the alleged fraud and scams, citing an ongoing investigation, and only stated the six suspects were part of an organized “ring” of individuals defrauding others online based in Phuket.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.