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The son of a gold shop owner has been arrested for arranging to have fake 1,000-baht banknotes printed and using them to pay for smartphones that he ordered online. 

Bang Sue police acting on a tip-off arrested Pakkawat Siriratlekha, aged 27, and his 19-year-old girlfriend in a condominium unit. Officers found seven hundred 1,000-baht fake banknotes, three smartphones and two tablets in their possession. The fake bills bear the serial number 6B6241930.

Mr Pakkawat, the son of a gold shop owner in Don Muang, admitted to police that he had used the fake bills to pay for smartphones and other products bought online at least five occasions.

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