Bangkok woman arrested for 360 million baht medical glove fraud

Picture courtesy of KhaoSod

Police arrested a 27 year old female sales representative for allegedly defrauding international companies through a fake medical glove business. The arrest took place yesterday at a residence in the Lat Phrao 71 Alley, Lat Phrao Road, Bangkok.

The suspect, identified only by her first name, Supanida, is accused of accepting orders and payments for medical gloves from companies based in the United States, Switzerland, and France but failing to deliver the products, causing damages exceeding 360 million baht (US$9.8 million).

From 2020 to 2022, representatives from four companies reported to the Economic Crime Suppression Division (ECD) that the company they had contracted, purportedly a manufacturer and seller of medical gloves with a factory in Thailand, did not fulfil their part of the agreement. The total losses reported amount to more than 362 million baht (US$ 9.9 million).

Further investigation revealed that the accused company, which had only recently been established, had rented space in a factory in Chon Buri Province without ever being authorised to produce, distribute, or represent medical glove products. As a result, the business and its associates are facing charges of public fraud, entering false information into a computer system, and money laundering, reported KhaoSod.

The criminal operation involved four individuals: the company as a legal entity, a man named Suichi who served on the company’s board, his wife Supanida, and another woman named Nichchaon, tasked with client communications.

Suichi and Nichchaon had been apprehended before Supanida’s capture. During questioning, the suspects denied the charges and were subsequently handed over to the ECD’s investigative officers for further legal proceedings.

In related news, Royal Thai Police swooped to arrest a 55 year old woman implicated in a public fraud case involving over 50 million baht in damages, in Songkhla, a southern province in Thailand. Tawanna Tarawasant is implicated in a public fraud case involving over 50 million baht in damages. The arrest took place in the district of Rattaphum, specifically in the Khuan Ru subdistrict.

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