Cheating bride caught, has long record of fraud (Updated)

Cheating bride caught, has long record of fraud (Updated)

Runaway bride Jariyaporn Buayai, 32, at the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok on Friday after her arrest on Thursday night. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)
Runaway bride Jariyaporn Buayai, 32, at the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok on Friday after her arrest on Thursday night. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

CSD police in Nakhon Pathom have arrested the woman who allegedly married at least 11 men and ran off with the dowries. She and her real husband were both wanted on several warrants for other offences.

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Runaway bride, real husband have long fraud records


The runaway bride arrested for allegedly duping numerous "husbands" out of 3 million baht, and her real husband were both wanted on several warrants for other offences, police said on Friday.

Police from the Crime Suppression Division arrested Jariyaporn Buayai, 32, in Krathum Baen district of Samut Sakhon and her real husband Kittisak Tantiwatkul, 33, in Samphran district of Nakhon Pathom on Thursday night.

Pol Lt Gen Thitirat Nonghanpitak, commissioner of the Central Investigation Bureau, said on Friday that Ms Jariyaporn had lured at least 11 men in various provinces into marrying her, and made off with more than 3 million baht of their money. He believed there were also other victims.

Ms Jariyaporn had been wanted over the past two years on four warrants, issued in Chanthaburi, Chumphon, Rayong and Loei provinces, for alleged fraud and forgery of official documents.

Her husband Kitti had five warrants out for his arrest, for alleged theft, embezzlement and fraud.

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Seven men file complaints with crime suppression police on Tuesday against Jariyaporn Buayai (inset). (Main photo by Patipat Janthong)

Runaway bride caught in Nakhon Pathom

Wassayos Ngamkham

Crime suppression police have arrested the woman who allegedly married at least 12 men and ran off with the dowries in Nakhon Pathom province with one of her husbands while they were allegedly trying to escape.

A Facebook photo of Jariyaporn Buayai. (Facebook จริยาภรณ์)

The police acted on five warrants to arrest Jariyaporn Buayai on old charges of fraud and embezzlement in five provinces before she married those men.

They caught her in tambon Kratumlom, Samphran district, a police source said late on Thursday.

They will likely hold a briefing on her case on Friday, he added.

Earlier on Thursday, Soipet Paleewal went to the CSD for interrogations, one day after she was on the list of persons to be summonsed.

Her name has been used by Ms Jariyaporn to allegedly fool at least a dozen grooms whose dowries were transferred to a bank account bearing Ms Soipet's name.

The name was also used by Ms Jariyaporn on a Facebook account to start romantic conversations with the victims which led to brief marriages and her fleeing with the money.

Ms Soipet, 27, admitted to knowing the runaway bride but denied receiving any money through the account she actually used.

She alleged Ms Jariyaporn, 32, had borrowed her ID card to apply for a job in Pattaya because the position required a younger applicant. The card was never returned so she decided to apply for a new one.

Soipet Paleewal meets Crime Suppression Division police on Thursday to deny any connections with runaway bride Jariyaporn Buayai. (Crime Suppression Division photo)

Ms Soipet said Ms Jariyaporn could possibly use her card to open another bank account and the Facebook account without her knowledge. An ID card is required to open a bank account at Thai banks.

Pol Col Arun Vachirasrisukanya, a CSD investigator on the case, said her statements given to the police would be kept on record and sent to other police stations where the men had lodged the complaints on the case before some of them sought help from the CSD on Tuesday.

The CSD has not filed charges against Ms Jariyaporn as the investigators are collecting evidence from the victims and other witnesses.

Pol Col Arun said Ms Soipet could also be charged or set aside as a witness depending on how the probe was wrapped up.

Boonliang and Samrong Buayai, the parents of the bride, were also summonsed for interrogations since they allegedly showed up at all of their daughter's wedding ceremonies. They have yet to report to the police.

Both Ms Jariyaporn and Miss Soipet live in Loei.

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  • admitted (verb): agreed that something is true, especially when you are unhappy, sorry or surprised about it - ยอมรับ
  • allege: to say that something is true or that someone has done something wrong, even though this has not been proved - อ้าง, กล่าวหา
  • allegedly (adv): stated without giving complete proof - ที่ถูกกล่าวหา, นัยว่า
  • applicant: someone who applies for something, such as a job or a loan of money - ผู้สมัคร,ผู้แจ้งความจำนง,ผู้ขอ
  • apply: to make a formal request for a job of position - สมัครงาน
  • apply (verb): to make a formal request for permission to do or have something - ขอ, สมัคร
  • arrest (verb): (of the police) to take someone to a police station because they are believed to have committed a crime - จับกุม
  • bearing: having writing or a design on top - แสดง
  • borrow: to take and use something that belongs to somebody else, and return it to them at a later time - ยืม
  • bride: the woman at a wedding who is getting married - เจ้าสาว
  • brief: lasting for only a short time - ระยะเวลาสั้นๆ
  • briefing: a meeting in which people receive information or instruction - การสรุปแบบสั้นๆ
  • case: a matter that is being officially investigated, especially by the police - คดี
  • charge: to accuse someone officially of committing a crime - ตั้งข้อกล่าวหา
  • charge : an official statement accusing someone of committing a crime - ข้อกล่าวหา
  • commissioner: the head of a particular police force in some countries - ผู้ตรวจการณ์
  • complaint: when someone says that something is wrong or not satisfactory - การร้องเรียน
  • connection: a relationship between people or groups - ความสัมพันธ์
  • denied (verb): said that something is not true or did not happen - ปฏิเสธ
  • depending on: according to; affected by things that happen - ขึ้นอยู่กับ
  • document: a paper or set of papers with written or printed information, especially of an official type  - เอกสาร
  • dowry: money and/or property that, in some societies, a husband must pay to his wife's family when they get married ; money and/or property that, in some societies, a wife or her family must pay to her husband when they get married; - สินสอดทองหมั้น, สินสมรส
  • dupe: to trick someone into believing something that is not true or into doing something that is stupid or illegal - หลอกลวง
  • embezzlement: the crime of secretly taking money that is in your care or that belongs to an organisation or business you work for - การยักยอกเงิน, การฉ้อโกงเงิน
  • evidence: facts statements or objects that help to prove whether or not someone has committed a crime - หลักฐาน
  • file charges: to accuse someone officially of committing a crime - ตั้งข้อกล่าวหา, ฟ้อง
  • flee (past form: fled) (verb): to leave a place or person quickly because you are afraid of possible danger or consequences - หนี
  • forgery: the crime of making illegal copies of something valuable, especially in order to earn money - การปลอมแปลงเอกสาร
  • fraud: the crime of intentionally deceiving someone or cheating in order to gain an advantage or benefit - การฉ้อโกง การหลอกลวง เล่ห์เพทุบาย
  • groom (bridegroom): a man on his wedding day, or just before or just after it - เจ้าบ่าว
  • interrogation: asking someone a lot of questions in order to get information - การสอบถาม, การซักถาม
  • investigator: someone whose job is to officially find out the facts about something - ผู้สอบสวน, ผู้สำรวจ, ผู้ตรวจสอบ
  • investigators (noun): people whose jobs are to officially find out the facts about something - ผู้สอบสวน, ผู้สำรวจ, ผู้ตรวจสอบ
  • issue: to officially give out - ออก
  • lodge: to formally make something such as a complaint or a claim - ยื่นคำร้อง ยื่นฟ้องต่อ
  • lure (verb): to persuade someone to do something by making it seem very attractive - หลอกล่อ
  • marriage: the ceremony in which two people become husband and wife; the legal relationship between a husband and wife - การแต่งงาน, การสมรส, ภาวะที่แต่งงานกัน
  • offence: a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment - การกระทำผิดกฎหมายหรือข้อบังคับ
  • official: done by people in authority or decided by the government; announced publicly - เป็นทางการ
  • position: a job - ตำแหน่ง
  • probe: an investigation - การสอบสวน
  • runaway (noun): a child or very young person who has left their home to live somewhere else, usually without their parents approval or permission; a person who has run away from something - คนหลบหนี
  • showed up: arrived at a place - แสดงตัว, ปรากฏตัว
  • sought (past tense of seek): tried to get/do something; asked for something - พยายามได้, พยายามได้มา
  • source: someone who gives information - แหล่งข่าว
  • statement: a formal written/spoken account of events that a person who has seen a crime or who has been accused of a crime gives to the police - คำให้การ
  • summons (verb): to officially order someone to come to a place - เรียกตัว
  • suppression: stopping an activity from happening, in this case, criminal activity  - การปราบปราม
  • theft (noun): (the act of) dishonestly taking something which belongs to someone else and keeping it - การลักขโมย
  • transfer: to officially arrange for someone else to receive money or be the owner of something - โอน
  • victims : people who are killed injured or harmed in some way from an accident, natural disaster, crime, etc. - เหยื่อผู้เคราะห์ร้าย
  • warrant (noun): a legal document that is signed by a judge and gives the police authority to do something - หมาย
  • witnesses (noun): people who see something happen or knows about something - ผู้ที่เห็นเหตุการณ์, พยาน
  • wrapped up: finished -
  • yet to: not yet - ยังไม่ได้
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