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Rental agent ripping off foreign landlords is arrested

The Tourist Police Bureau reported that a Thai woman who acted as a thieving rental agent has been arrested in Bangkok.

Phawinee “Toei” Khrainunsing, 31, would advertise her services online and meet foreigners and Thais who wanted to rent properties.

After she took advance rent and deposits she removed her ads and disappeared with the money.

She also ripped off foreigners by taking fines after they did not report their whereabouts to immigration.

She was arrested on a warrant in a joint operation by tech police, the TPB and Phrakhanong police.

She has been charged with fraud using a false identity.

The TPB said that she had defrauded many foreigners and many Thais and losses were at least 2.5 million baht.

The story was accompanied by a man exchanging a brown envelope with a senior TPB official though it was not explained what was transpiring.