A YOUNG man was arrested today (June 16) for pretending to be the Commander of Crime Suppression Division (CSD) to defraud the public by claiming he would speed up cases, INN News reported this afternoon.
Pol Col Montri Thetkhan, CSD’s deputy commander, said division commander Pol Maj Gen Jiraphop Phuridet had filed complaints against the suspect, Mr Chumphol, 22, and he was finally arrested in Minburi district.
This followed a report posted at CSD’s Facebook page by some of the victims early this month that they had a photo of the commander and what seemed to be a Line chat with him to submit. In this chat the suspect asks for money to speed up cases.
Police detectives later found out that the suspect had set up a Line group called “Online Fraud Division” and shared the link at various social media platforms to attract people. He had particularly targeted those who had been defrauded over face masks recently, promising to follow up the cases and help out for a fee.
If anyone showed interest he would hold a personal Line chat to convince them to transfer money. Police later found out that two victims had transferred around 200,000 baht to him.
The suspect has now admitted to setting up this Line account to defraud the public, saying the money was either transferred to his or his mother’s account and he used it for gambling.
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