Pattaya police arrested three Chinese shoppers suspected to be part of a larger credit-card fraud ring.
Xuan Tao, 37 and Shi Yen Hua, 25, were taken into custody while buying mobile phones at Mike Shopping Mall March 10. Police found two fake credit cards on them with magnetic strip information that didn’t match the printed numbers.
Pattaya Police have arrested Chinese nationals Xuan Tao, Shi Yen Hua, and Shi Zhi Yong for credit card fraud.
Under questioning, the two admitted a third member of their group, Shi Zhi Yong, 46, was staying at Hard Rock Pattaya Hotel. He was arrested there along with four more fake cards, a skimmer and four phones.
The suspects claimed they bought the bogus cards on the Internet, but police believe they are part of a larger fraud ring.