Pattaya Daily News

10 May 2014 :: 16:05:46 pm 85726

Counterfeiting credit card gang arrested

Police of the Transnational Crime Suppression Centre Chonburi has arrested 14 gang members who are involved in counterfeiting credit cards. The gang consisted of 14 Thai and Chinese men and women.
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PATTAYA– May 9, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 6.00 p.m.; at Pattaya city police station; Pol.Maj.Gen. Katcha Thartsart (Commander of Chonburi Provincial Police Station), Pol.Lt.Col. Chitdecha Songhong (Deputy Superintendent), Pol.Capt. Paruchet Rattawijit (Inspector) and forces of the Transnational Crime Suppression Centre, made a statement about the arrest of a gang who counterfeited credit cards. The arrested were 14 Thai and foreign defendants consisting of 1. Mr. Chao Bin, aged 45, 2. Mrs Charn Kin, aged 46, 3. Mrs Mak Yut Ming, aged 47 (all Chinese nationality), 5. Miss Kanokwan or Roong Sirilai, aged 42, 6. Mr Pawarit or Pao Phusa, aged 46, 7. Miss Parichart or Pu Boonkiriya, aged 44, 8. Mr Ramil or Off Nakharuethai, aged 33, 9. Mr Hatthachai or Chai Sawatsathakha, aged 33, 10. Mr Jiraphon or Mac Khongthon, aged 44, 11. Mr Somsak or Koong Krerkthawatsak, aged 36, 12. Mrs Pookpik or Pook Jittapanya, aged 21, 13. Mr Chaisit or Peat Boonpheng, aged 32 and 14. Mr Nattharaphong or Nat Boonto, aged 36, with exhibits of 20 fake electronic cards, 3 slips of using credit cards, 2 paper sheets of data in the magnetic strips, 1 credit card reader, 1 skimmer, 1 notebook computer and 15 mobile phones.

Pol.Maj.Gen. Katcha revealed that the arresting police team were informed by a spy that he had been contacted by Mr. Chaisit or Peat to collect a credit card reader of Kasikornthai Bank from a shop of the a Chinese gang member known as Mr Chao Bin who was the head of the gang. Later Pol.Lt. Thanathip Jittrakhanee (Deputy Inspector) had disguised himself as the owner of a travel agent and took the credit card reader to Mr. Chaisit and his Thai friends in the gang to Mc Donald’s on the Sukhumvit road, Central Pattaya.

After they met they had negotiated about dividing the benefits which Mr. Chao Bin and his Chinese friends in the gang (who copied the data from victims in China and copied it on to fake credit cards) would get 50%. The owner of the credit card reader would get 40% and the agent, interpreter and the observers who keep look out for the police would get 10%. They then all went to Nawin Mansion behind Big C Extra Central Pattaya where Mr Chao Bin and 2 Chinese women stayed in room number 305 in order to set up the notebook computer, the skimmer and the fake electronic cards with the credit card reader. Then they coordinated with their gang network in China in order to copy the victims’ data onto the fake credit cards. Once the police had gathered enough evidence of committing the offense then Pol.Lt. Thanathip signalled the police team that was lying in wait nearby to arrest all of the defendants.

Upon questioning all the defendants, they confessed to all allegations therefore the police charged them with counterfeiting fake electronic cards. Then the police sent all 14 defendants to the inquiry official (investigation officer) to be prosecuted further according to the Thai law.

Reporter : Teerarak   Photo : Teerarak   Category : Crime News

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