SONGKHLA: Thai police arrested a Malaysian man in Danok yesterday as he withdrew from an automatic teller machine 100,000 Baht (about RM12,000) which is suspected to have been derived from cheating.
Songkhla Immigration acting chief Col Chutaret Damrongyingyong-sakul said today the 40-year-old man had planned to leave Thailand through Bukit Kayu Hitam after making the withdrawal.
He was also believed to have disguised himself as a police chief to cheat a businessman in Khon Kaen in north-eastern Thailand of 100,000 Baht and had also impersonated a postal officer, he said to reporters.
Chutaret said the man would call his victim, identify himself as a senior police officer and inform that the victim had a case that had yet to be settled.
He would then ask the victim to transfer 100,000 Baht to his bank account as an inducement to settle the case.
Chutaret said the police also raided the man's house in Danok and found eight bank account books, eight ATM cards and 100,000 Baht in cash.
He also said that the Thai police also arrested a 31-year-old Thai man who was suspected to have conspired with the Malaysian in opening the bank account.