Thursday, 26 November 2015

Titov and Temur at their arrest.
Pattaya, 20th November 2015

One of two Russian men arrested for allegedly using counterfeit credit cards to pay for a million-baht shopping spree in Pattaya has been refused bail again in Pattaya Court.

Temur Rutamov, 35, and Evgeny Titov, 27, were arrested earlier this year with 79 bogus credit cards, a skimmer device, and a laptop computer.

Titov had applied for bail in Pattaya Court last month, but was refused due to the fact that he had no verifiable address and that credit card offences with so many cards attract jail terms of up to fifty years.

Titov had previously applied for bail offering a bond of THB 800,000 (GBP 15,000) but bail was refused in both Pattaya Court and the Court of Appeal

In March this year, police had been tipped off by Kasikorn Bank security officers that foreigners were using fake cards to purchase valuables and airline tickets at shopping malls in Pattaya. 

Among the items were pricey clothes at Central Festival Pattaya Beach and air tickets to Dubai from a travel agency on Second Road near Soi 13 where Temur was caught.

Rutamov was arrested and led police to Titov.

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