Pattaya Daily News

12 January 2014 :: 17:01:51 pm 81286

Car Rental Scam Revealed

Car rental owners complained to police that their cars were not being returned on the due date. An owner of a rental car had GPS installed into her car that was missing so the police and the rental owners tracked the signal to a large yard where they found a total of 28 stolen cars.
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PATTAYA – January 11, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 12.30 a.m. Pol. Maj. Gen. Chettha Komolwatthana (Commander, Section 2) received a complaint from the owner of car rentals in Pattaya city, Chonburi province that there was a gang of culprits who rented cars but never returned them, the police believe that the same gang was planning on selling the cars. Therefore, Pol. Maj. Gen. Chettha Komolwatthana had commanded Pol. Col. Theeraphol Jindaluang (Deputy Commander in the position as the head of The Cars and Motorbikes Larceny Suppression Center, Section 2) went to investigate to find more information of the gang. The offivers were then informed by a car owner who was a victim of the gang found that the GPRS signal of her car was coming from an outdoor yard in Soi Nong Yai 3 Moo 11 Tambon Nong Prue, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province so the officers rushed to inspect at scene.

When officers arrived at the scene they found that the yard was in a Soi approximately 200 metres off the main road around 3 rais in size and surrounded by a zinc fence. The gate to the yard was tightly locked so the officers cut the lock off and entered the yard were they found lots of different makes of cars and pickup trucks such as Toyota, Honda, Benz, BMW, etc. There was a total of 28 vehicles, 11 of the rental victims were with police and confirmed that some of the cars were theirs.

Upon question Ms. Chaluay Sripharnnoi, aged 36, who is the owner of the white Honda Civic car, license number KOR SOR-4604 Chonburi said that at the end of December, 2013 she rented her car to Thai man for 10 days with a rental fee of 8,000 THB but he didn’t return the car on the due date so she checked for the GPRS signal and found that her car was parked in Soi Nong Yai 3 for 2 days so she notified the police of The Cars and Motorbikes Larceny Suppression Center to come to inspect.

Pol. Col. Theeraphol Jindaluang revealed that after he received many complaints from the victims of the cars not being returned he investigated the complaints further and found out that a gang was doing this all over Chonburi province and they kept the cars in order modify them with false number plates then sold them cheap by claiming to the buyers that they were unredeemed cars or they might pawn them in various gambling dens especially in the border area of Thai – Cambodia.

However, the police would like to warn the owners of car rentals to be more vigilant and weary of the appearance and behaviour of the people they are renting to otherwise they may fall victim to this gang or similar gang who cause this type of crime. The police will investigate further to find out who is the owner of the land and who is renting it in order to catch the gang members and prosecute them according to Thai law.

Photo : Internet   Category : Crime News

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