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Cameroon man, three Thai women arrested in identify theft case

Jan 17. 2018
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By The Nation

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A Cameroon man and three Thai women have been arrested for allegedly stealing an identification card belonging to another woman to open bank accounts used in a call-centre scam.

Police commissioner general Pol General Chakthip Chaichinda held a press conference on Wednesday to announce the arrest of the four suspects.

The identity theft is related to the case involving private company worker Nicha Kiatthanapaiboon, who was wrongly arrested and jailed for a few days.

On Monday, a police source said all the suspects involved had been arrested, which Chaktip confirmed on Wednesday.

Chakthip identified the four suspects as Ayak Simon Eko, a Cameroon national, and three Thai women, Jerati Saisin, Paveena Singwiboon, and Promporn Pongcharoenkhunakorn.

He said the investigation had not linked Nicha to wrongdoing.

Nicha lost her identification cards and the three Thai women used it to open 10 bank accounts at eight different banks, Chaktip said.

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