Pattaya Daily News

18 July 2012 :: 09:07:16 am 64928

Bangkok Amateurs Use PC To Print Fake Money

Two men were arrested in the Bangkhuntian area of Bangkok for using counterfeit banknotes printed on A4 paper from a computer printer. The fake bills were in 100-baht and 1,000-baht denominations. The men had printed out two batches of fake bills and had been using or selling them before being caught.
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BANGKOK – July16, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]; Pol.Col.Thanakrit Chaijaruwut, director of Bangkhuntian police station; with Pol. Lt. Col. Kraiwit Unhakongtraipop, investigation inspector of Bangkhuntian police station; reported the arrests of Mr. Supan Banjongpru aka Nung, 36, and Mr. Rames Kangkiri, aka “Ken,” 26, for counterfeiting Thai money. They seized the evidence of five fake 1,000-baht banknotes, 30 fake 100-baht bank notes, and a computer with a printer. The men were arrested at Ninlakarn junction, Kanlapapruk Rd., Bangkhuntian, Jomtong, Bangkok.

Pol.Col.Thanakrit said at 3 p.m., he had received a report that people were selling and using fake bank notes in the area. So he commanded Pol. Capt. Pheerachat Kumsank, vice investigation inspector, to plan to entrap the gang at Ninlakarn junction, Kanlapapruk Road. When police arrested Mr.Supan with evidence, they brought him to have a body search at his apartment in soi Watbatoonsing Samutsakorn, where they found Mr. Rames while he was producing more fake bank notes. So the police arrested him and took both men to the police station.

Mr.Supan confessed that he was an employee at a plastic factory in Samutsakorn and living with Mr.Rames in their rented room. The bank notes that they printed did not come from any specialized equipment. They just used a printer and A4 paper. One trick they used to make the counterfeit money look more real was to use old banknotes to duplicate, because the new banknotes’ color was too bold and made the counterfeit bills easily recognizable as fake.

The two men only printed money in 100 and 1,000 baht denominations, using pink A4 paper for the 100-baht bills and white paper for 1,000-baht bills. They used scissors to cut the printouts into the banknote sizes.

The fake money was used at night, when it was hard to distinguish between the real or fake bills. The money was mostly used at minimarts or when paying cabdrivers. The men told police that they had twice printed out the bills and used them before getting arrested. After reporting their allegations, the counterfeiters were sent to the police investigation team.

Category : Crime News

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