Police are hunting for a man wanted for killing and burying a 53-year-old bank manager after his body was discovered in his backyard. The arrest warrant comes following a complaint from Ms. Kritika Hasadindetdamrong, the victim’s daughter.
Mr. Tasapong Suprom-in, 31, is being sought by authorities who have searched his relatives’ and friends’ homes, according to police on Wednesday.
The Court issued a warrant for the mans arrest on Tuesday for the murder and concealing of the bank manager’s body. His body was in the garden of his residence.
After the bank manager had been missing for a few days, Ms. Kritika and her cousin Piyakorn Srisawan went to his house. They saw Mr. Tasapong leaving the house and later discovered a knife, a blood-stained rope, and the buried body in the backyard.
On Monday night, police secured an arrest warrant after surveillance camera footage showed the suspect cursing in front of the bank manager’s residence.
Ms. Kritika told police she had left her father to live with her partner. He managed Bangkok Bank’s headquarters branch in Bangkok’s Silom district. He intended to fire the suspect due to his alcohol addiction and violent outbursts.
Meanwhile, police have apprehended a woman 14 years after she and gang members used a cloned credit card of the New Zealand ambassador to Thailand to buy and sell fuel worth around 10 million baht.
Ms. Ketkanya Khanthawee,44, was apprehended on Tuesday, according to Pol Maj Gen Phutthidet Boonkraphue, chief of the Economic Crime Suppression Division.
She was the seventh and last suspect sought in 2008 for cloning credit cards in the name of the then-New Zealand ambassador.
The group obtained credit card data from a Malaysian and duplicated numerous credit cards. They used cards in the ambassador’s name to purchase fuel and petrol, which they sold to petrol stations.
The loss was expected to be ten million baht.
According to Pol Maj Gen Phutthidet, Ms. Ketkanya admitted using fake credit cards to buy fuel and other commodities at petrol stations throughout numerous provinces with the other suspects.
He claimed she had been traveling from place to place for the past 14 years after learning of an arrest notice for her.
Credit card skimming in Thailand
Credit card skimming is a type of fraud in which thieves use devices to steal credit card information from unsuspecting victims. In Thailand, credit card skimming has been a problem in recent years, particularly in popular tourist destinations such as Bangkok and Phuket.
Skimmers may be installed on ATMs or in retail establishments, and they work by capturing the data from the magnetic strip on the back of a credit card. This information can then be used to make fraudulent purchases or to create counterfeit cards.
To protect yourself from credit card skimming in Thailand, it is important to be vigilant when using your card.
Some tips to keep in mind include:
- Use ATMs located inside banks or other secure areas rather than standalone machines.
- Look for signs of tampering on an ATM or card reader, such as loose parts or unusual adhesive.
- Cover the keypad when entering your PIN to prevent someone from seeing it.
- Check your credit card statements regularly to spot any fraudulent activity.
- Consider using a travel credit card that offers extra security features, such as fraud monitoring or zero liability for unauthorized charges.
If you believe that your credit card information has been compromised, contact your bank or credit card issuer immediately to report the incident and request a new card.