Ticket scam suspect makes bail

PATONG: British national Jonathan Duncan, charged with selling fraudulently obtained air tickets to tourists, has been released on bail of 50,000 baht after spending five days locked up following his arrest.

Duncan, 24, was arrested August 30 on charges of fraud, following complaints by people who had bought cheap air tickets from him. It is alleged that he bought them by fraudulently using other people’s credit cards.

When the card owners discovered the fraudulent charges, they ordered that the payments be stopped, and the airlines therefore invalidated the tickets.

The offense of fraud carries a maximum punishment of three years in jail.

Pol Lt Col Boonlert Onklang, of Kathu Police Station said that the police investigation is continuing as more victims of Duncan’s alleged scamming come forward.

He added, however, that the police will put their evidence before the court by the end of September.

Phuket News
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