Turkish Man Arrested in Bangkok for Allegedly Defrauding Thai Women

Bangkok –

A Turkish fitness trainer was arrested in Bangkok after he allegedly defrauded wealthy Thai women an amount of millions of baht with an investment scam.

Police from the Economic Crime Suppression Division (ECD) told TPN media that on Monday (September 4th) they arrested a man identified only as Mr. Onur, 43, a Turkish national and Thai ex-pat, at a hotel on Ladprao Road in Samsen Nok, Huai Khwang.

The arrest followed the Phra Kha Nong Provincial Court issuing an arrest warrant in March of 2015 for him over the accusation of fraud. He was taken to the Udomsuk Police Station. Mr. Onur has denied all the charges, claiming innocence, but not released further statements to the Thai press.

The ECD Police told TPN media that Mr. Onur is a handsome fitness trainer who has many wealthy Thai female customers. Many victims fell in love with him before he persuaded them to invest with a car care shop in the Udomsuk area. However, after he got money from them, he disappeared. There were reportedly many victims with the loss of millions of baht according to police reports.

Mr. Onur remained in custody as of press time.

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.