Criminal association charge will be filed by police against Ms Pasit Arinchalapit, alias Sinsae Shogun, as eight more suspects linked to the alleged trickster will be taken to the Crime Suppression Division police headquarter for questioning on Tuesday.
CSD commander Pol Maj-Gen Suthin Sappuang said Monday that, after the interrogation, the eight suspects would be taken to the Criminal Court as police would seek the court’s permission to have them remanded for seven days.
Police have, so far, seized three million baht in bank account, a condominium unit and six cars from Ms Pasit. These seized items will then be handed over to the Anti-Money Laundering Office.
Central Investigation Bureau commissioner Pol Lt-Gen Thitirath Nongharnpitak said that more than 300 fraud victims had lodged complaints with the police against Ms Pasit.
Most victims were duped into buying cheap package tour to Japan during Songkran festival from WealthEver company operated by Ms Pasit as a front for what police alleged to be a Ponzi scheme business.
The CIB chief said police were investigating whether Ms Pasit had transferred some of her assets to her associates to escape detection. He warned those who accepted cash or valuables from Ms Pasit for safe keeping could face money laundering charge.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)