Cops nab 'fake jobs' fraudster

Cops nab 'fake jobs' fraudster

Highway Police have arrested a woman accused of duping more than 50 people into transferring money with the expectation that they would get jobs overseas.

The complaints were filed with the Anti-Human Trafficking in Persons Division of the Royal Thai Police against the 29-year-old woman identified only as Intuonn, who appeared on Facebook and TikTok as "PPang Intuonn" and "Pangcare IK".

According to police, Intuonn posted online advertisements promising high-paying factory and farming jobs in South Korea. After contacting her on social media, victims were told to deposit money into her bank account for travel insurance. However, no employment was provided and the woman blocked further contact.

Police found the suspect was not licensed by the Department of Employment to coordinate foreign work placements and was also not registered as an employment agent.

Sixteen reports were filed with the Department of Employment, with victims having transferred a combined total of 400,000 baht.

Authorities obtained an arrest warrant for the woman last September on charges of defrauding others and causing monetary damages. Police learned later she had fled to northern Thailand but they finally tracked her down at a home in Lampang province late Friday night. The woman admitted to the allegations, police said, and is now facing legal proceedings.

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