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NAKHON RATCHASIMA – Police are offering a 200,000 baht reward for the capture of a wanted con man whose latest victim is a trader he defrauded of five million baht worth of gold by using loopholes in the banking system, reports said. 

The owner of Phetsuwan gold shop filed a complaint with  police on Sept 23 against a man he said swindled him of 200 baht weight of gold by capitalising on delays in the clearance of cheques.

The con artist, identified from the store’s surveillance camera, was named by police as Sahachart Kasemthang, 35. They said he is wanted for 10 similar crimes in his home town in Ubon Ratchathani province.

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