2 Liberian Arrested For Their ‘Black Money’ Scam
01 October 2013 :: 17:10:27 pm [ 1,783 views ]
Nong Prue Police were able to two Liberian men who were suspected of tricking a Thai family into their 'black money' scam.
PATTAYA – September 30, 2013 [PDN]; Nong Prue Police were informed that 2 foreign scammers were scamming Thai people at a Football Stadium.
At the stadium, police were able to 25 year-old Mark Barner and 23 year-old Mark Paasawe. Police were able to seize a suitcase containing hundreds of paper sheets that were in the shape of US dollar bills. A number of unknown chemicals were seized as well.
The two Liberians were wanted since July 30, after the Pattaya Provincial court issued an arrest for the two. They were suspected of fraud.
A victim of the scam was known as Ms. Tannicha, the owner of the football stadium. She told officers that the two would talk to her in order to befriend her. They claimed that a Mr. David was interested in investing in Pattaya, they were asking her advice. After asking for her advice, the two asked to borrow her money on several occasions, at first they had asked to borrow 60,000 THB, then they asked for 300,000 THB and 5 Million THB.
At first they did return the borrowed the 60,000 THB within 3 days, but on the second time when they borrowed money, they had repaid 100,000 THB to her, thats when they showed that they had the black paper sheets that would convert into dollar bills after using a certain chemical. She entirely fell into their scam, but when the two asked for 5 Million THB, she knew that something was going on, making her call up and inform the police, which eventually led to their reported arrest.
The two will now be charged for fraud.Tags :
Reporter : Samart Photo : Samart