Frenchman arrested for allegedly scamming expats in Pattaya out of millions of baht

A Frenchman is dealing with fraud costs for allegedly scamming expats in Pattaya out of hundreds of thousands of baht by claiming he had connections with a number of Thai authorities and promising assist with acquiring visas, opening companies, and shopping for motorbikes and cars. Reports say he scammed expats out of a complete of 6.three million baht.
Covert from Compiegne was arrested in Prachuap Khiri Khan. According to police stories, one other man, Romain Jules Robert Leonard (it’s unclear if the suspects are related), can be going through fraud charges for involvement within the alleged scams.
One victim, an orthopaedic physician in Pattaya, advised police that Herve visited his clinic again in 2016 and advised him that the enterprise was under investigation by Thai police, warning the doctor that he may face jail time and be blacklisted from the nation for operating the clinic illegally, in accordance with police stories obtained by The Thaiger.
Herve allegedly brought 4 to 5 individuals to the clinic who claimed to be Thai authorities who have been investigating the case. The police reviews say they allegedly requested for 80,000 baht in “investigation costs.” The victim advised police that Herve then asked for another 80,000 baht to resume the enterprise registration, claiming the one the doctor had was wrong.
Several victims say Herve scammed them out of lots of of thousands of baht for prices for a visa and to open companies. A man from Belgium reported to police that he lost 1.6 million baht for prices he thought have been for a visa and approval of related documents to open a restaurant.
A Russian nationwide advised police Herve had him pay 950,000 baht for a visa and a document to open a gold store. A Frenchman says Herve scammed him out of 400,000 baht for a visa and a doc to open a hotel. Another Frenchman says he lost 9,000 baht for visa prices promised by Herve.
Other victims say Herve scammed them into paying for motorbikes or vehicles, however by no means delivered the automobiles. One expat from Switzerland says Herve scammed him into paying 450,000 baht for a automobile and 60,000 baht for a motorbike. Another individual says he paid 60,000 baht for a bike from Herve.
According to stories by the Bangkok Post, Herve overstayed his visa by a yr, 4 months and 27 days. He reportedly denied the accusations..

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