Iranian arrested for using credit card stolen during larger burglary

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An Iranian man using a stolen credit card has been arrested for allegedly stealing 300,000 baht of the British card owner’s property.

Asghar Haji Khan Mirzaci, 34, was taken into custody March 11 at Central Festival Pattaya Beach after a shopkeeper reported use of a stolen Paypal debit card.

The card was one of several reported stolen by Wayne Holmes, 51, after he reported his JPK Apartments room was burglarized March 6.  Listed as stolen was a safe containing 3,000 British pounds, video camera, notebook computer, two mobile phones, jewelry and important documents.

Iranian Asghar Haji Khan Mirzaci, center, looks on as police search his room at the Niran Condominium complex for stolen property.Iranian Asghar Haji Khan Mirzaci, center, looks on as police search his room at the Niran Condominium complex for stolen property.

Mirzaci denied he stole Holmes’ property, saying he’d purchased the Paypal card from a Thai woman. A police search of the Iranian’s Niran Condominiums apartment turned up no evidence of any stolen property.  Mirzaci, was nonetheless detained for further investigation.