A Singaporean businessman and investor filed a report with Thong Lor police yesterday claiming that he had been swindled out of the best part of a million dollars by a former Thai army man.
The Thai – who was not named – had the rank of Lieutenant General in the army.
Investor Wong Jimeng or “Jimmy”, 43, said he was introduced to the man at the back end of last year.
He first was asked if he would like to invest in government business but due to the fact that the paperwork seemed suspicious he declined.
Later he was contacted by the Thai suggesting that he invest in a Samut Prakarn based trading firm that would sell gold in Tanzania.
Jimmy decided to invest and after sending an initial sum of 100,000 baht plunged 750,000 dollars into the venture.
The money was sent to the company at the South Sathorn branch of U.O.B.
However, after that the former army man and his money has disappeared without a trace.
Pol Lt Col Chayaporn Nitayaphat received the case from Jimmy in the presence of his lawyer Somyot Phongsri yesterday. – Manager
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