Nigerian man arrested for fraud in Chiang Mai

A Nigerian man along with a Thai national has been arrested by Chiang Mai Police in relation to alleged fraud in Bangkok.

The Nigerian man, named only as Mr. DC, 32 along with Miss Kasananporn Pornmanaschinda, 28 were arrested on behalf of Bang Khen Police in Bangkok yesterday, Jan. 24.

The allegations include fraud and participation in transnational crime organizations.

Mr. DC and his Thai girlfriend, who have been together for six years, are alleged to have been running so-called “romance scams” that involve tricking people into transferring money through fake online personas.

The last victim of Mr. DC is said to have been tricked into transferring two million baht.

Both are expected to appear before the Chiang Mai District Court for a hearing prior to being extradited to Bangkok.