Accused scam artist arrested in Sattahip

Friday, 27 September 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 39 By  Patcharapol Panrak

A Sattahip man has been arrested for allegedly impersonating a government official to solicit sponsorships for a fake football match.

City officials and police apprehended Saran Mokkhasak, 28, Sept. 17, charging him with forgery of official documents and impersonating a Sattahip Permanent Secretary’s Office staffer.

Sattahip Mayor Phawat Lertmukda said he’d received complaints that someone from the office had been soliciting businesses for 15,000 baht donations to the “11th Anti-Drug Football Tournament,” presenting an official-looking government document carrying Phawat’s name.

Yes, that’s the guy who scammed us.  Victims point to con artist Saran Mokkhasak.Yes, that’s the guy who scammed us.  Victims point to con artist Saran Mokkhasak.

More than 100 businesses were scammed, the mayor said.

Police said Saran confessed, admitting he’d recently been released from prison where he served time for forgery. Police said he also admitted to other schemes, such as supposedly being able to arrange military transfers or help students pass university exams.

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