PATTAYA: 2 drag queens have actually been jailed and charged with taking money and a charge card from a British traveler, and utilizing the card to purchase gold jewellery worth about 120,000 baht, cops stated.
Tipakorn Surintham and Banchong Jantawong, both 33, were jailed early Monday early morning. They were charged with conspiring to take and unlawfully utilizing electronic cards of others and triggering them damage.
The arrest follows a grievance lodged by 31-year-old James William Jack Mason on Aug 31 at Pattaya police headquarters.
The traveler stated he was approached by 2 drag queens who struck up a discussion while strolling along Strolling Street previously that night.
Soon later on he understood his wallet was missing out on. The wallet consisted of 8,000 baht money and a charge card. He got a brief phone message alert that his card had actually been utilized at a shopping center.
Cops private investigators discovered the card was utilized to purchase gold jewellery worth about 120,000 baht at a gold store in Soi Noen Plub Wan. After more questions they acquired an arrest warrant from Pattaya Provincial Court for the 2 suspects.
The set confessed the charges, according to cops, stating they utilized the card to purchase individual products and the gold. The set worked as a group, taking advantage of travelers, with Mr Tipakorn selecting their victims’ pockets while Mr Banchong sidetracked them by beginning a discussion.
Cops took gold devices worth 56,000 baht, money amounting to 4,000 baht and a bike from the suspects.
Cops stated the set had actually been jailed formerly on comparable charges.