Lt. Gen. Punya Maamen, commander of Region 2 Police, announced the arrest of Marius Giedriunas, 22, and Dangis Valkauskas, 20, July 21. Seized were 30 counterfeit ATM cards, $460 cash, two black caps and a plastic mask.
Lithuanian students Marius Giedriunas and Dangis Valkauskas have been arrested in possession of 30 counterfeit ATM cards, $460 cash, two black caps and a plastic mask.
The Transnational Crime Coordination Center was alerted by Thai Commercial Bank employees that a foreigner wearing a costume similar to the lead character in the 1994 film, “The Mask” was withdrawing money from various automated teller machines in Pattaya.
The suspects were apprehended as they were getting on a tour bus near the Grand Condominium in Jomtien Beach bound for Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Police said both men confessed to using fake cards they’d purchased over the Internet from England and that the victims were from France. They said they made 145 withdrawals between Pattaya and Sattahip, stealing more than 300,000 baht.
Investigators said the two men confessed to being part of an international fraud ring and would keep only 40 percent of what they stole.