Pattaya Daily News

19 January 2012 :: 09:01:51 am 61397

West African & French Gang Caught In Pattaya Over “Black Money Scam”

Three West Africans and one Frenchman suspected of running a “Black Money” scam have been arrested by Transnational Crime Suppression Officers in Pattaya. The suspects were staying in an apartment in Central Pattaya.
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Pattaya, January 17, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]; Pol.Lt.Col. Sukkatas Poompanmuang and Pol. Lt. Col Chitdecha Songhong , Chief of Thailand Transnation Coordination center arrested the four suspects in the front of Lido hotel in Pattaya.

The four are Mr. Neba Fuh Frederick, age 28 year from Cameroon, Mr . Jean Messolo, age 36, from Cameroon, Mr. Camara Ahmed age, 26, Guinea, and Mr. Vincent Philipot age 40 from France. They are all charged with fraud.

 

Upon investigation, the four foreigners confessed that they were staying at Lido Hotel in room 301 where the police found 6,000 squared papers cut to the size of US dollar bills, five bank notes of unknown origin, an aluminium box, and a piece luggage.

All the equipment for was to be used for the “black money scam” demonstration. The police also seized four mobile phones.

 

Pol. Lt.Col Chitdecha Songhong Chief of Thailand Transnation Coordination Center, Chonburi said this African had cheated many people 20,000 – 50,000 per victim. They worked together to cut all papers to the size of dollar bills and soaked them in black ink to deceive victims to buy a cleaning chemical, claiming that the chemical would turn the “black money” into US dollar.

When convinced victims bought the chemical and washed the black bank notes – but they would not turn into US dollars. “The Black Money Scam” or “there is a sucker born every minute”.

Reporter : Kong Siptis   Photo : Kong Siptis   Category : Crime News

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