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Thai Police Arrest Russian and Uzbekistani Wanted by FBI for Bt1 Billion Online Banking Scam

Olga Komova, 25, of Uzbekistan (left) and Dmitry Ukrainsky, 44, a Russian national, shown at a media conference after being arrested at the request of the FBI

Olga Komova, 25, of Uzbekistan (left) and Dmitry Ukrainsky, 44, a Russian national, shown at a media conference after being arrested at the request of the FBI.

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BANGKOK – The Royal Thai Police have arrested a Russian man and an Uzbekistani woman who were wanted by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation for having allegedly stolen some Bt1 billion from over 50 accounts in several countries.

Police arrest of Dmity Ukrainskiy, 44, a Russian, and Olga Komova, 25, an Uzbekistani, were announced at a press conference at the Immigration Bureau Thursday.

Tourist Police Commander Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakpal told the press conference that the Russian man was arrested in Pattaya where he has been running three or four firms renting yachts to tourists. The Uzbekistani woman was arrested at a hotel on Koh Chang where she has been working.

The duo had entered Thailand 10 years ago.
Surachet said the two were alleged with sending malware to emails of their victims and the malware sent back usernames and passwords of online bank accounts in the US, Australia, Japan, Britain, Italy and Germany.

The FBI has traced the transactions and found that they were wired to Thailand so the FBI sought help from the Immigration Bureau to arrest the two suspects.

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