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Immigration police in Bangkok arrested a 29-year-old Thai man who allegedly stole from foreign men he met through dating applications like Grindr. Allegedly, he even drugged some of his dates. Police say the man would sleep with the men in hotel rooms and then somehow get them to reveal their passwords for their online banking account. Police say he would then transfer money to his account. Victims say the man also stole cash and other valuables. Officers say the man stole a total of more than 1 million baht from at least 10 foreign men.

The suspect allegedly used a fake name for his profiles on gay dating applications such as Grindr, Blued, Romeo, Aloha and Homet. Police say the suspect targeted wealthy foreign men and would persuade them to sleep with him at a hotel. Officers suspect the man has been stealing from his dates for more than a year.

Several foreigners reported the man to the police. Some victims report being drugged. An arrest warrant was then issued by the Bangkok South Criminal Court. Police arrested the man at a condominium in the Chong Nonsi area. Officers seized 10 bank account books and cash cards from his room.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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  1. Craig

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    555. That is funny. Farang getting fleeced again but now online.

  2. James Pate

    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 3:16 am

    The drugging part is disturbing. Someone could have been serious injured or killed.

  3. Simon Small

    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11:05 am

    “Police say the man would sleep with the men in hotel rooms and then somehow get them to reveal their passwords for their online banking account.”

    The mind boggles.

  4. Brian Knox McGugan

    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    …this plays out exactly like “Charles Sobhraj” the nefarious criminal in the Netflix series “The Serpent”, which was also set in Bangkok but in the early 1970’s.

  5. Toby Andrews

    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    There were two gay waiters in Pattaya doing the same, except they overdid the dose on one foreigner and killed him.
    They got them a week later after they had fled back to the provinces. Freelance girls used to drug their new boyfriends once and vanished into the night. It is an old trick

  6. Toby Andrews

    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    @Simon Small – “The mind boggles.”
    Yours does.

  7. Dirk

    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    I guess he really “stuck it” to his victims.

    The victims money got “blown away”

    The victims thought he was going to shed light in their dark hole ”

    Only engaging in indoor sports.
    S=Suspect
    V= Victim

    S – Who’s on first?”
    V – No, you are first”

    S- “Who has Home Plate?”

    V – “Let’s flip for Catcher or Pitcher”

    S – “Can we use football phrases in our baseball game?”

    V – “Sure, why not?”

    S – “After I get the Heisman Trophy out of your dark hole, then I get Touch Down, game over, I retire with my earned winnings.”

    V – “I should have had my American Express Card… Now i learned my lesson. Never leave without it”

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