Couple Arrested in Patong Allegedly Opening Bank Accounts for Scammers

Patong –

A couple was arrested in Patong after they allegedly opened bank accounts for investment scammers which generated more than 10 million baht.

The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) told the Phuket Express on Friday (April 19th) that they arrested suspects identified only as Mr. Eak and Ms. Jiranan in Patong. They are wanted suspects who are being accused of fraud and importing false information into computer system.

The arrest came after the suspects allegedly used Facebook profiles to persuade others to invest with them. The investment was for buying Crypto currency on a website. Money was directly transferred into the couples bank accounts. More than 10 million baht was transferred into their bank accounts. However, investors were unable to withdraw their crypto money from the website. There are in total nine suspects allegedly involved in this investment scam.

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.