Couple arrested in Phuket For Allegedly Running Investment Scam Costing Victims Over 20 Million Baht

Phuket –

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.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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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.