French Man Wanted for Alleged Fraud in Europe Arrested in Pattaya

Pattaya —

A French man wanted on a European arrest warrant for fraud and money-laundering worth over 369 million baht was arrested in Pattaya at 10:30 AM this morning, February 22nd.

On February 20th, Chonburi and Pattaya Police received notice from the French Embassy in Thailand that a fraud suspect, Julien Luc Marc Aubourdier, 43, had entered Thailand to evade a EU arrest warrant.

Aubourdier was reportedly connected to an international criminal network that operated under the guise of a sports car company, which falsified documents for tax reimbursements valued at over 369 million baht.

The police team consisting of the Pattaya Police, immigration, and Pattaya Tourist Police jointly conducted a search and swooped on the suspect at a house in Pattaya’s Nongprue sub-district of Banglamung district at 10:30 AM today.

The authorities then held a press conference stating that the French suspect had entered the kingdom three times and that his visa had already expired on January 3rd, 2023.

The man was charged with overstaying. Pattaya Police said they would coordinate with the French Embassy to deport the suspect to his country to face fraud and money-laundering charges.Pol. Maj. Gen. Kampol Leelaprapaporn, chief of the Chonburi Provincial Police, urged the public to report to police any suspicious foreigner who might have committed crimes or overstayed in the Chonburi area. This was to keep the province crime-free, he added.

Adam Judd
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