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New Suspect Arrested In Lottery Investment Fraud Case

Another suspect wanted in connection with a lottery investment fraud that caused an estimated 600 million baht in losses has been arrested in Samut Prakan.

Crime Suppression Division (CSD) police officers nabbed Wutthipat Lerdlob, 36, in front of his house in tambon Bang Yo of Phra Pradaeng district on Friday night.

He was wanted on a warrant issued by the Trat Provincial Court on 18th May for collusion to defraud, CSD commander Pol Maj Gen Suwat Saengnoom said yesterday.

The investigation found Mr Lerdlob persuaded people to invest in the lottery scheme that was operated by Jitra Yothapirom, the CSD commander said.

Ms Yothapirom, 30, from Khlong Yai district in Trat, surrendered on 10th May after the court issued a warrant. She was accused of swindling members of the public out of at least 600 million baht.

More than 50 people had filed complaints against her with police in Trat and Chon Buri provinces.

After his arrest, Mr Lerdlob denied all charges. CSD officers handed him over to Muang district police in Trat for further legal action.

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