Woman held for online designer bag scam

Woman held for online designer bag scam

Crime Suppression Police have arrested a Khon Kaen woman for allegedly advertising the sale of brand-name bags via an online shop and then duping customers out of some Bt20 million (S$790,00) after failing to deliver the goods.

Lt-Colonel Torsak Panklinphut said On-anong Saenpinij, 36, was arrested at a Rayong factory for public fraud.

Torsak said On-anong opened the online shop and contacted customers via the Line app and phone, with each customer having to pay a deposit equal to 50 per cent of the total cost of the bag before paying the rest when the bag arrived in Thailand.

She then claimed the bags did not arrive or that there was some other problem stopping her from taking possession of them.

More than two dozen people have filed police complaints against her and the damages were estimated at about Bt20 million, Torsak added.

A duped customer, who asked not to be named, said she had been conned out of Bt2.6 million.

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