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Man allegedly poses as Government Lottery Office official, steals millions

Jack Arthur

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Yesterday, the Department of Special Investigations (DSI) working with the Government Lottery Office announced they had arrested a man who was posing as a GLO employee to swindle the GLO out of millions.

The Thai national, identified only as “Mr Jaturong” was arrested and had a laundry list of items seized including property, a house, land, 5.5 million baht in cash, 33 bank accounts, BMW Z4 luxury cars, Honda Forza 350 motorcycles, Vespa motorcycles, 9 firearms and ammunition, amulets, watches and jewellery. Reportedly, the total value of illicit goods exceeded 40 million baht.

Department of Special Investigation chief Korawat and the head of the GLO say Jaturong defrauded the public and harmed the name of the GLO.

Further, police say that the suspect had used the GLO logo to give the impression he was an official and presented “winners” with fraudulent numbers. They allege he set up Facebook accounts to alert people to his “winning numbers”. Once members joined an exclusive Line group, they then had to transfer Jaturong 800 to 1,000 baht and if they wanted a winning number, they had to pay more.

Jaturong denies all allegations against him.

SOURCE: Daily News Thai Visa

 

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