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Lesotho National Arrested for Email Fraud in Pattaya

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 Lebohang hacked into the email of the unnamed three-star hotel and told the foreigners to wire him a total of Bt300,000.

Mr Lebohang hacked into the email of the unnamed three-star hotel and told the foreigners to wire him a total of Bt300,000.

 

PATTAYA – Police have arrested a Lesotho conman, Matete Lebohang, for allegedly hacking the email account of a Pattaya hotel and conning four foreigners into paying large sums for supposed room reservations, the Technology Crime Suppression Division told a press conference yesterday.

Two Thai women, Apple Mingman and Thanyaluck Khotephoothorn, whom police alleged were accomplices to Matete Lebohang from the Kingdom of Lesotho, were arrested earlier, Pol Colonel Somphorn Daengdee, a deputy TCSD commander, said.

A foreigner of unknown nationality was also wanted for his role in the racket, he said.

Police arrested Matete Lebohang at a prison in northern Bangkok recently when he visited an inmate.

Somphorn said Lebohang hacked into the email of the unnamed three-star hotel and told the foreigners to wire him a total of Bt300,000.

Police said foreign con-men often befriend or marry Thai women to use them to open bank accounts to help them commit such crimes. Con-men often use these women to withdraw money from victims from cash machines to avoid detection by banks or ATM cameras, they said.

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