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Japanese man held for talking an investor into buying bogus machine for Bt40m

Japanese man held for talking an investor into buying bogus machine for Bt40m

THURSDAY, October 06, 2016

A Japanese national was arrested yesterday in Bangkok’s Thonglor area for allegedly duping an investor of more than Bt40million.

The suspect is Aota Koichi, 57. 
“He allegedly sold a machine to his victim for more than Bt40 million, falsely claiming that this machine can produce diesel from a mixture of water and cheap oil,” Thonglor Police Station’s superintendent Pol Colonel Kachornpong Chitparkpoom said. 
He added that the victim had lodged a complaint with police after finding that this over-priced machine does not produce diesel. 
Police said Koichi also runs a car-rental business and allegedly offers money-laundering services in Thailand.