A Pakistani conman has been arrested following a complaint by a Japanese man that he was defrauded him of 30,000 baht.
Khan Sadam Ahmed, 29, was arrested at an apartment in the Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan on a warrant was issued by Pathumwan District Court on January 25.
Pol Lt Gen Chettha Komolwattana, the tourist police commissioner, told reporters a Japanese tourist filed a complaint on Nov 2 stating a Japanese speaking Pakistani man had approached him at CentralWorld claiming to be a pilot in need of help as his ATM card and bank account had a problem.
The good Samaritan bought his sob story and lent Khan 29k in exchange for his name, address, phone number and bank account together with a promise to pay it back when he contacted his bank.
As expected, Khan disappeared without a trace and the unnamed tourist reported him to police.
It didn’t take long for the boys in brown to track down the trickster after the warrant for his arrest was issued.
Police believe he has pulled the same stunt many times at the airport and shopping malls.
He was detained pending further legal proceedings.
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