US man nabbed for $2m fraud, faces extradition

national July 21, 2015 01:00

By The Nation

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A US citizen, wanted for allegedly duping others in the US to wire him US$2 million (Bt68.83 million) in business investments was arrested on Sunday in Phuket's Kathu district, Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) chief Pol Maj-General Thitirat Nonghanpita



The arrest of Theodore Andrew Werner, 48, was according to a request by US authorities, who said the man allegedly claimed to be a US revenue official and invited victims to join business and stock market investments, Thitirat said. Werners’s visa was revoked and he would be sent back to face charges in the US.

 

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