Court issues arrest warrant for YouTuber ‘Nutty’ over alleged forex trading scam
The Criminal Court on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for YouTuber Suchata Kongsupachak, 30, also known as “Nutty”, and her secretary Nichapat Ratanukrom, 33, on charges of allegedly defrauding others and uploading false data into a computer in a manner likely to cause damage to the general public.
Cyber Crime Investigation Division 5 chief Pol Lt-Colonel Watthana Ket-Amphai said police asked the court to issue the warrants after they received complaints from more than 6,000 victims, who had been invited by the suspects to invest in forex trading but did not receive profits as promised. The amount of damage exceeds 2 billion baht.
“Suchata often posted photos on social media showing her wealth with luxury cars, watches, bags and property while claiming she had gained them from forex trading via a broker called ‘IQ option’,” said Watthana.
“She then invited her fan club and followers to invest in forex trading with her company called Suchata Co Ltd, while guaranteeing up to 100 per cent returns. Investments could be made either in cash or via a fiduciary contract,” he said.
Further investigation found Suchata’s company was allegedly connected to another fraud case in Singapore, in which a Thai woman and her Singaporean husband were accused of defrauding customers over luxury watches and brand name products worth more than 800 million baht, Watthana said.
Suchata has changed her name twice. She was previously called Leah Kongchak and Natthamon Kongchak. She ran a YouTube channel called “Nutty’s Diary” and used to work as a singer and dancer.