A Thai couple were arrested in Phuket after they allegedly defrauded multiple victims for more than 20 million baht in damages by peddling false investments.
The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) reported this week that they have arrested a couple identified only as Mr. Sanit, 37, and Ms. Amphon, 34, at a rental room in Sri Soonthorn, Thalang. The arrest followed an arrest warrant being issued by the Ayutthaya Provincial Court accusing both of fraud. The two suspects have rejected the accusation and stated they are innocent.
According to CIB, the couple created a Facebook page to persuade people to make so-called low-risk investments with high rewards, which did not deliver as promised. The cost of damages is about 20 million baht. Mr. Sanit told CIB police that he did not know anything about the investment scheme and claimed that he gave his bank account to his girlfriend, throwing her under the bus essentially. As for his girlfriend, Ms. Amphon said she did not intend to defraud anyone but did not clarify any further to the media.
The case remains under investigation as of press time.