A Thai woman and two African men, from Cameroon and Ivory Coast, have been arrested for allegedly swindling a German businessman of 57 million baht in a rubber glove scam.
The Consumer Protection Police Division arrested Thanwaros Vorasarn 24; Ferdiman Ayuk Agbor, 34, of Cameroon, and Souhadon Traore, 35, of Ivory Coast on charges of colluding in public fraud, putting false information into a computer system and money laundering.
They also seized from them bank accounts, cash and valuable items, Pol Maj Gen Natthasak Chaowanasai, CPPD commander, said.
The arrests followed a complaint by a German national in the United Arab Emirates that he had bought rubber gloves from Ms Thanwaros, via the website www.grandig.com.
The complainant then transferred US1.82 million (about 57.2 million baht) to the bank account she nominated. No gloves were ever delivered to him and the woman could not be contacted.