Australian Man Arrested for Credit Card Scam

(3 November) Pattaya Police arrested Mr. Peter Junas, an Australian national, who is believed to be involved in Credit Card Scam Gang in Pattaya, Chonburi province.

Reportedly, Pattaya Police was alerted by Siam Commercial Bank to investigate about a foreign man, who used fake credit card to withdraw money from the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in the area.

CCTV records have helped the police to identify the accused and later led to the arrest, it was reported.

Upon the arrest, police has also retrieved 271 artificial cards and THB 10,000 cash from Mr. Junas, who later confessed to his crime.

Mr. Junas added that the card was provided by his Spanish friend known as “Eillen”, ages around 42 years old. The team splits benefits, as the money which Mr. Junas had withdrawn will be sent to Eillen, while Mr. Junas got 25% return.

Pattaya police then pressed charges against the Australian man of using false electronic card. Moreover, Mr. Junas had been arrested of smuggling and theft, prior to this case.

Mr. Junas will have to face trial in court, while police said they will continue with further investigation.

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