Pattaya police captured a Russian couple allegedly using fake credit cards to buy gold around Pattaya.
Evgeniya Oshcheva, 24, was taken into custody at the Thongsuk gold shop after Siam Commercial Bank tipped off police to bogus credit card use at the Second Road store. She was caught with five fake cash cards and the necklace worth 24,668 baht.
During interrogation, Oshcheva reportedly told police where to find her boyfriend who allegedly had more fake plastic. Outside a South Pattaya hotel, officers apprehended Alexandr Gerasimenko, 27, who was carrying a half-dozen more counterfeit cards.
Oshcheva and Gerasimenko have been caught using fake credit cards to buy gold.
Both were charged with possession and intent to use electronic cards they knew to be fraudulent.
Police said Oshcheva told them she and her boyfriend were working for a British man who supplied them the fake cards in order to purchase gold. Police are now searching for the supposed British ringleader.