The African accomplice is unnamed in the report.
When: February 8th, 2021
Perpetrator: Ms. Thanik Klairak, 38; unnamed African accomplices
Victim: Unnamed Italian company
What: On February 8th, 2021, police arrested a Thai woman, Ms. Thanik Klairak, 38, in connection with a medical glove scam where they profited 10 million baht ($314,000 USD) after not delivering product to an unnamed Italian company in Bangkok.
Ms. Klairak operated a company doing business as Siam Export, established in 2017, with an African man and accomplice to the crime. In May 2020, an Italian company contacted Siam Export to make a purchase of $314,000 of nitrite rubber gloves.
An appointment was set to receive the goods in Poland, but the product never arrived according to the report. When the Italian company tried to contact Siam Export, they couldn’t find any details that it existed. They decided to work with the Italian Embassy in Thailand to help track down and make the arrests.
Ms. Klairak is known to have helped a group of African scammers open bank accounts and make withdrawals. She claims that she did not know anything about a fake business selling rubber gloves.
She is charged with fraud and crimes related to the Computer Crimes Act.
The African accomplice was not named in the report.
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My take: Yet another glove scam out of Thailand.
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