Pattaya Daily News

12 February 2010 :: 10:02:34 am 13071

Turkish Counterfeiting Gang Arrested in Thailand

Three Turkish nationals have been arrested in a Bangkok department store following a police investigation into alleged credit/debit card forgeries being committed in the Kingdom. The Three men were in the process of purchasing various items with a forged bank card at the time of their arrest.
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Bangkok, the 11th of February 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: Officers from the Crime Suppression Division of Bangkok police successfully apprehended three Turkish nationals, Mr. Ziyaismet Gebologcu [54], Mr. Ozulmez Bekir [37] and Mr. Falay Togan Ahmet [34] at the Seacon Square Department Store located on Srinakarin Road, Bangkok. The trio were in the process of purchasing several items of significant value using a counterfeit electronic bank card at the time of their arrest.

 

At the time of their arrest the three Turkish national were in possession of a total of 7 forged credit/debit cards along with several counterfeit Spanish passports. Police investigators had been tracking the scam for several weeks, after it was made known to them that the three men had been using Thailand as a base to commit their crimes.

Investigations have revealed that the three men illegally obtained bank account information from people in Europe, which they then downloaded onto blank bank card and used in an ordinary electronic transaction machine found in most major department stores. The trio are also believed to be involved with counterfeiting passports. Prior to their arrest they had already purchased a variety of expensive goods, including; jewelry, gold ornaments and computers using the counterfeit bank cards.

It has been released that the gang having been in Thailand for merely 2 weeks and had already accumulated spendings in the region of 20 million baht. The three men have been charged with manufacture and possession of counterfeit credit/debit cards and passports.

Reporter : John Weston   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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