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'Katoey' held for online scam

A man displays a picture of a transvestite accused of claiming to be a beautiful woman to swindle men online.(Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

NAKHON RATCHASIMA — A 29-year-old transvestite accused of swindling money from men by posing as a beautiful woman online has been arrested in Nakhon Ratchasima.

Thanatcha P, 29, a resident of Non Sung district, was taken to the Jor Hor police station in Muang district of this northeastern province on Saturday.

The arrest followed complaints by several users of a chat application that they had been duped into transferring money to advance their relationship with a "beautiful young woman".

Police who looked into the complaints linked the chat account to Mr Thanatcha, a transvestite.

one of the victims, told police that the suspect had used an image of a beautiful woman as a profile picture on the char account and told him that it was a genuine photo. He said that he had chatted with the suspect online for more than four months and that the latter had asked him to transfer money into "her" account several times.

he also had several phone conversations via the chat app with Thanatcha. He had no suspicions as he heard a woman's voice during the conversations.

The suspect talked about their wedding and asked him to transfer 634,600 baht as dowry money, adding that he used his own savings and funds borrowed money from other people.

FULL STORY: Bangkokpost
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