Thursday, 4 August 2011
Swedish national nabbed on 20 million krona fraud case
BANGKOK, Aug 4 – Thailand’s immigration police on Thursday arrested a Swedish man who has been hiding in the kingdom for nine years after eluding warrants in Scandinavian countries on 20 million krona fraud case.
Carl-Gustav Alexander Tartagni was arrested in Prachuab Khiri Khan's seaside resort of Hua Hin after concerned agencies in Scandinavian countries sought cooperation from Thai police to arrest him.
The Swedish national is a wanted suspect charged with conspired with bank officials in Sweden to hack the banking system, changing purchase orders of bank clients' accounts and transfering their money into his own bank account, causing damage to several companies in Scandinavian countries, valued at 20 million krona or about Bt100 million.
Mr Tartagni fled to Thailand nine years ago and has no permanent job here.