Swede arrested for job fraud
- Published: 22 Feb 2013 at 21.02
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CHON BURI - A Swedish man has been arrested in connection with a job scam that left more than 100 Thai labourers stranded in Sweden.
Pol Maj Gen Roy Ingpairoj, the Tourist Police Division chief, said on Friday that Ari Veinko Juhani Hallikainen, 52, opened an overseas employment business in 2010. He falsely promised 164 people, mostly from northeastern Thailand, that they would get agricultural jobs abroad.
Police said the man borrowed 13 million baht from an external source to pay for the workers' travel expenses. When the workers reached Sweden, he abandoned them without paying their wages, Pol Maj Gen Roy said.
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