Police make arrest of ID thief in fraud case
Police have arrested a woman who allegedly stole the identity of a victim to open bank accounts for fraudulent purposes.
A team from the Metropolitan Police Division 1 arrested the suspect, identified only as Paveena, late Saturday night. A source revealed on Sunday that Paveena had already confessed to using the national identity card of private company worker Nicha Kiatthanapaiboon to open five bank accounts.
Nicha, who was detained for three days over a fraud charge before being released on bail, claimed she had applied for a new ID card after her wallet went missing in early October, but the culprit was still able to use the old card to open accounts. The source said the suspect had told police that a man called Simon offered to pay her Bt10,000 for opening the five accounts.
But she said eventually she was only paid Bt4,000.