Pattaya Daily News

07 February 2014 :: 15:02:45 pm 82050

Austrian Arrested For Embezzelment Of Friends Funds

An Austrian man has been arrested for transferring over 17 million Baht from his friend’s bank account into his own. The arrest was a direct result of coordination between the Thai Immigration Bureau and the Austrian embassy.
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PATTAYA – February 6, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 6.00 p.m. Pol. Maj. Gen. Warawuth Thaweechaikarn (Commander of Immigration Bureau), Pol. Col. Chalermphol Jintarat (Deputy Commander) and Pol. Col. Thikhamporn Srisang (Superintendent) together made a statement about the arrest of Mr. Thomas Shobesbairker, aged 45, an Austrian national, when he was arrested at Soi Urasia Hotel, Pattaya Third Road, Tambon Nong Prue, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province at 2.30 p.m. on February 5, 2014.

Mr Shobesbairker was arrested on the basis of having cheated his friend, and stealing the funds. The Austrian Embassy liaised with the local immigration bureau, to track down and subsequently apprehend the suspect.

In August of 2011, Mr Shobesbairker attempted to smuggle the 390,000 Euros (over 17 million Baht) from Mr Karl Mark’s Kasikorn Thai bank account. The Immigration Bureau was able to detain the culprit on the grounds of him having over-stayed in the Kingdom of Thailand. From there, he was sent to the investigation officers at Pattaya city police department to be prosecuted, before subsequently coordinating with the Austrian embassy, resulting in Mr Shobesbairker being repatriated to Austria.

Category : Crime News

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