Three Eastern European men have been arrested for allegedly using fake credit cards to steal more than 2 million baht from Pattaya banks.
Ukrainian Anatolee Bosee, 36, and Polish nationals Robert Esaak, 32, and Lukkas Zimanski, 32, were apprehended Nov. 16 by Transnational Crime Coordination Center officers. Police also recovered 49 counterfeited cards and 35,000 baht cash.
Suspects Anatolee Bosee, Robert Esaak and Lukkas Zimanski hide their faces during the police press conference.
Police said they were tipped off by fraud-prevention executives from Siam Commercial Bank who reported suspicious card use at several city ATMs. The suspects were arrested after surveillance.
Police accused Bosee of working as a lookout for the Polish pair. All three had entered the kingdom on Nov. 10 and had stayed in numerous Pattaya hotels.