Three arrested for making fake international face mask deals on Facebook

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Police have nabbed three members of an international gang of crooks wanted for fraudulent face mask deals after a complaint was filed by an Italian victim.

Warapond Donchai, 30, was arrested in Kalasin province and Wanwisa Phina-ngam, 28 was nabbed in Samut Prakan. Both these arrests were made on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Warinda Wonghakan, 25, was arrested in Khon Kaen province on Wednesday.

All three were charged with fraud, providing false information online and laundering money.

Warinda and other members of the gang allegedly sold 10,000 face masks and 1,000 face shields via Facebook for a total of US$12,9000 or about Bt421,000. However, customers were not sent the goods they reportedly bought.

Police traced Warinda’s transactions and learned that she had transferred money to a Cameroonian named Yannicik Junior Chefor Ndonggapen, who is already under detention in Thailand, and Nyongbamia Bochuke Wilson. Thai police will collaborate with Interpol on Wilson.