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Fake cop arrested for extorting Phuket business owners

PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Police today announced the arrest of a man who was wanted for pretending to be a policeman and extorting money from Phuket business owners.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 9 October 2018, 06:08PM


Suchart Sombutchai, 34, from Nakhon Sri Thammarat (left) is questioned by police ahead of today’s press conference. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Suchart Sombutchai, 34, from Nakhon Sri Thammarat (left) is questioned by police ahead of today’s press conference. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

According to police, the man, Suchart Sombutchai, 34, from Nakhon Sri Thammarat had also carried out similar crimes in Pattaya but charges against him were later dropped.

At 1:30pm today (Oct 9), Phuket Provincial Police held a press conference at the Phuket Provincial Police Station to announce the arrest of Suchart who was wanted on arrest warrant No. 456/2561 issued by the Phuket Provincial Court last Saturday (Oct 6) on charges of Fraud by acting in disguise as another person.

Police stated in their press conference that between 2014-2018 Suchart had deceitfully received money from business owners totalling around B500,000 in four provinces; Phuket, Phang Nga, Surat Thani and Chonburi.

Suchart would dress as a police officer and go to businesses and collect between B1,000-B10,000 a time for what he said were “police activities”.

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He would also threaten the owners if they refused to pay.

“Suchart has accepted his charge and admitted that he worked alone. However, Phuket Provincial Police will investigate this case further and look for more accounts into the people who may have opened accounts for Suchart for his to syphon his money.

“This should be a warning for people to check the identification of any person proclaiming to be police or government officials so as to avoid deception,” said Phuket Provincial Police commander Maj Gen Wisan Panmanee.

 

 

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SueYu2 | 10 October 2018 - 10:27:16

I agree - you nailed it!

Timothy | 10 October 2018 - 09:06:20

Now if they would only arrest the real cops that extort money from business owners. 

cammer | 10 October 2018 - 07:03:05

That's right. Ensure that you're being shaken down by the genuine article.

BenPendejo | 09 October 2018 - 23:41:45

So why did this clown do this...?...because he has learned long ago that there are little to no consequences for being a career criminal. So "Suchart...had also carried out similar crimes in Pattaya but charges against him were later dropped". Why were charges dropped?  Maybe because he paid off another corrupt cop? Of course that is how things work here.  Inmates running the asylum.

Discover Thainess | 09 October 2018 - 19:46:57

Great arrest by the BIB, well deserved. Everyone should know this occupation is reserved only for real police. 

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