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    Phuket - Brits charged over fake ATM-card withdrawals

    Brits charged over fake ATM-card withdrawals

    PHUKET CITY: A father, mother and son from the UK have been charged with using fake electronic cards to withdraw more than 100,000 baht from ATMs while on holiday in Phuket.

    Capt Supachai Petchkul of Phuket City Police Station today told the Gazette that police received an anonymous phone call at 1:40 am yesterday reporting that two foreign men were behaving strangely in front of the Kasikorn Bank branch on Chanacharoen Rd, near the Robinson department store.

    Police arrived to find Mark Hubert Veerasawmy, 44, and his son Sonny, 19, withdrawing cash from the bank’s ATM. Both were wearing small white masks that covered the nose and mouth, Capt Supachai said.

    The pair were found in possession of 15 withdrawal slips, 10,000 baht cash and 35 fake ATM cards with a magnetic strip on one side and a two-digit and a four-digit number handwritten on the other side, he said.

    “We took them to the police station, but we forgot to take their mobile phone, which they used to call Jennifer Anne Chapman, 31, from England, to tell her that they had been arrested,” Capt Supachai explained.

    After questioning the father and son, police moved to the Mukda hotel in the Phun Pol area of Phuket City to search the two rooms the family was staying in.

    “We went to their hotel and found his wife and baby girl, about two to three years old, in front of the hotel. We searched their rooms and found more than 100,000 baht in bundles separated by rubber bands,” Capt Supachai said.

    He alleged that the phone call gave Ms Chapman the chance to dispose of the machine used to encode the fake cards with bank account numbers and PIN numbers.

    “It would be great if we could get the machine because it would be useful as evidence. However, a motorcycle taxi driver parked near the hotel told police that [before police arrived] he saw Ms Chapman walking along the road with a black bag, but she returned to the hotel without it,” Capt Supachai said.

    The three were charged with cheating by using fake electronic cards. “The three today signed papers acknowledging the charges,” Capt Supachai said.

    He added that they are now being held at Phuket Provincial Court.

    The baby girl, who police did not name, has been handed over to the British embassy to be returned to the UK.

    Phuket Gazette

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    The morons family at work, great.

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    I didn't realise Deus Ex was bringing his dad with him.

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    Video of the scum here> ThaisNews

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    “We took them to the police station, but we forgot to take their mobile phone, which they used to call Jennifer Anne Chapman, 31, from England, to tell her that they had been arrested,” Capt Supachai explained.
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    He alleged that the phone call gave Ms Chapman the chance to dispose of the machine used to encode the fake cards with bank account numbers and PIN numbers.
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    “It would be great if we could get the machine because it would be useful as evidence. However, a motorcycle taxi driver parked near the hotel told police that [before police arrived] he saw Ms Chapman walking along the road with a black bag, but she returned to the hotel without it,” Capt Supachai said.
    Ooops! Bit of first rate policing there from Phuket's finest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain View Post
    Ooops! Bit of first rate policing there from Phuket's finest.
    Yep, when there is no money in for them they are as thick as 2 short planks...

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    Veeraswamy, Good old English name!!

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    pikey scum

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    two foreign men were behaving strangely in front of the Kasikorn Bank
    Both were wearing small white masks that covered the nose and mouth, Capt Supachai said.
    Made me smile, 2 Michael Jackson wana be's - dead give away

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    People from civilized Britain would never engage in such fraudulent activities. They believe in and abide by the rule of law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke View Post
    pikey scum
    I guess you are but i wont hold it against you sperm man.

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    ^ funny cnut you are!

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    ^No shit.

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    ^You sure your not robski, he's a dopey little cnut too!

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    I'm sure.

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    The family who steal together stay together

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    The pair were found in possession of 15 withdrawal slips, 10,000 baht cash
    considering one can usually withdraw 20,000 baht cash each time....

    did anyone else notice that the police cannot quite add up their numbers??

    Quote Originally Posted by bkkandrew
    Quote: Originally Posted by November Rain View Post Ooops! Bit of first rate policing there from Phuket's finest. Yep, when there is no money in for them they are as thick as 2 short planks...

    oh, reread this, you beat me too it!

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    did anyone else notice that the police cannot quite add up their numbers??
    Oh they can add. They also know exactly how much has gone into their grubby little pockets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    The family who steal together stay together
    In the same cell presumabley.

    No mention of whose accounts were being ripped off. I'd better hustle over and check my savings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    The baby girl, who police did not name, has been handed over to the British embassy to be returned to the UK.
    Gotta feel sorry for the kid, 2 or 3 years old? Now seperated from mother / guardians.

    Irresponsible parenting, a worldwide phenomena these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie
    No mention of whose accounts were being ripped off. I'd better hustle over and check my savings.
    I don't think they target TEFLers

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    What a nice example to the kids . . .

    Amazing, simply amazing.

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    I presume they were UK Bank Accounts they were ripping off.

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    ^Could be supermarket check out cashiers on holiday.

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