A fake bank caller has been arrested 18 days before the statute of limitations (prescriptions) ran out. A woman claimed to be a bank employee calling victims on their credit card debts and managed to get away with almost 1 million THB of damages. The woman has been on the run ever since but is now arrested just 18 days before she was able to run free from the law. Supaporn 59 years old is wanted by arrest warrant no. 321/2558 issued on 14 November 2015 by the Bangkok South Criminal Court on the offence of cheating and fraud committed by the offender showing herself to be another person.
The Crime Suppression Division (CSD) arrested Supaporn in Uea Athon Village, Bang Bua Thong, Nonthaburi Province. The suspect called Suri the victim on 19 August 2010 claiming that she was an employee at the Bangkok Bank. Supaporn stated that Suri had debt with the bank resulting from the use of his credit card and that an officer from the Bank of Thailand will be calling the victim. Then another female scammer called Suri claiming to come from the Bank of Thailand. The scammer gave the victim instructions to follow at an ATM. Suri believed the caller and followed her instructions, he ended up transferring 988,276 out of his account.
Suri the victim went to file a complaint with officials after realizing what had just happened. Police gathered evidence in the investigation and submitted it to the court for an arrest warrant. Officials discovered that Supaporn was hiding in Bang Bua Thong, Nonthaburi. She was finally found just 18 days before the end of the case’s prescription. The suspect has denied all charges at the time of her arrest and is now waiting for prosecution.
FB Caption: Supaporn and another scammer claimed to be bank employees, the victim followed their instructions and transferred almost 1 Million THB at the ATM.
Source: INN News