PATTAYA – Police in Pattaya City have once again arrested Peter Junas, an Australian national, who is believed to be involved in a Credit Card Scamming Gang in Pattaya, Chonburi Province.
Pattaya Police were alerted by Siam Commercial Bank to investigate claims that a foreign man used fake credit card to withdraw money from the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) at a Pattaya branch.
The Police scanned the Banks CCTV records and found footage of Peter Junas making several withdrawals using a fake ATM card.
Upon arrest, police retrieved 271 artificial cards and THB 10,000 cash from Mr. Junas, who later confessed to his crime.
Mr. Junas stated that the card were provided by his Spanish friend known as “Eillen” Junas said they both split the profits of money taken from the ATM machines.
Pattaya police have pressed charges against the Junas for using the false electronic card to obtain money illegally. Pattaya Police also stated that Mr. Junas had been arrested for smuggling and theft in a prior case this year.
Mr. Junas will face trial in court, while police said they will continue with further investigation.