Connect with us

Phuket

Phuket woman wanted for swindling millions

Published

 on 

PHUKET: Two women filed a complaint against another earlier this week for allegedly scamming them out of millions of baht and lying about business investments.

Pitchayatida Piyodecha and Thaworn Srikanjana filed complaints of fraud at Wichit Police Station against the suspect, named only as ‘Anny’ by police.

“Ms Pitchayatida says she was introduced to Ms Anny through a mutual acquaintance. Ms Anny claimed to be the daughter of a former minister as well as a former officer in the court with ‘connections in high places’,” said Wichit Police Superintendent Nikorn Suksom.

“The suspect allegedly said that she could help Ms Pitchayatida to procure a loan of 60 million baht for her brother, who needed the money to build a condo. She said that she had made arrangements with a loan company who would offer her the money at a 2 per cent rate of interest, but that Ms Pitchayatida would have to put up 3mn baht as guarantee money. Ms Anny claimed that she would add 2mn baht of her own money to put down a total of 5mn baht as security against the loan,” added Col Nikorn.

After transferring the guarantee money, Ms Pitchayatida waited for her loan to be approved, but after a two-month delay with no results, she asked for her 3mn baht to be returned.

“Ms Anny refused, saying she was entitled to the money as a ‘consulting fee’. Eventually, after a long argument, Ms Anny paid back just 20,000 baht,” said Col Nikorn.

Ms Pitchayatida later found out that the suspect’s real name is also different from the one on the contract, and that she has allegedly scammed at least seven other people.

“As far as Ms Thaworn’s case is concerned, she holds a chanote for 3 rai of land in Chalong, worth about 40mn baht. She had initially decided to hand over the chanote to a mortgage company for the price of 15mn baht. On Ms Anny’s advice, however, Ms Thaworn appointed her as an adviser to help develop the land instead,” said Col Nikorn.

“Ms Thaworn later learned that Ms Anny, instead of proceeding with land development, had put the land up for another mortgage – after explicitly advising Ms Thaworn not to do so – for a price of 23mn baht. She gave the owner 1 million baht and claimed the rest as a processing fee,” said Col Nikorn.

Police are gathering more evidence and investigating the matter further. They have so far learned that Ms Anny was arrested by the Crime Suppression Division in Krabi for defamation in another case, the policeman said.

— Winai Sarot

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Crime7 mins ago

VIDEO: Thieves mess with the wrong gold shop owner in northern Thailand

Thailand23 mins ago

Thailand News Today | Immigration Police to Revise Visa Extension Criteria

Expats39 mins ago

Pattaya visa legend suddenly dies of cancer

Sponsored7 hours ago

Where you can get cannabis in Bangkok

Tourism39 mins ago

Transport officials expect tens of thousands of bus travellers in Thailand during three-day weekend.

Phuket2 hours ago

Chinese tourist found dead in Phuket

Crime2 hours ago

Overstaying former pro footballer arrested for hawking lottery tickets in Thailand

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand2 hours ago

Twitter investigation discovers mass censorship & blacklisting under previous regime

Thailand2 hours ago

Brief history of the Japanese Onsen in Thailand

Patong3 hours ago

Officials say no to floating lanterns and fireworks on Patong Beach

Protests3 hours ago

Teen protestor claims police harassment

Thailand3 hours ago

Thailand’s Full Moon Party attracts 12,000 tourists

Media4 hours ago

License to own unicorn issued by LA animal care authority

Hot News4 hours ago

Eight celebrities to join Japanese tycoon in space venture around the moon

North East4 hours ago

In northeast Thailand, a pretty camping site is being offered for free

Weather5 hours ago

Flash flood warning issued for 9 provinces in southern Thailand

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending