Thai national arrested in Phetchaburi for allegedly forging and using illegal vehicle documents for car loans to pay off gambling debts

Phetburi –

Sompong Wong-anou, 29, was arrested at a hotel in the Ban Lat district, Phetchaburi province, today, October 29, for allegedly forging and using illegal documents of vehicle registration to claim pawn loans.

The arrest took place following an arrest warrant issued on September 3, stating that Sompong had allegedly issued counterfeit vehicle registration documents of his own vehicles to remove installment payments and debts before pawning loans with the illegitimate documents.

Several car pawn loan companies then filed a total of fourteen reports against the man as they had his documents validated by the Department of Land Transport and discovered that they were forged.

Sompong was arrested while he was discreetly staying in Phetburi. He allegedly confessed, claiming that he needed to quickly earn hundreds of thousands of baht to pay off informal debt due to online gambling.

According to his statement, he contacted a Facebook page that provides an illegal service of forging car documents and paid them 8,000 baht before submitting that illegitimate vehicle registration to many car pawn companies for a big loan.

Sompong was taken and detained at the Nakhon Pathom police station over an initial charge of forging official documents. Meanwhile, the authorities are investigating and searching for a certain Facebook page which is allegedly issuing a fake registration document.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.