The Department of Special Investigation chief Pol Lt-Col Korawat Panpraphakorn and the head of the Government Lottery Office attended a press conference yesterday to announce the arrest of a Thai man who they say was defrauding the public and damaging the name of the GLO.
Arrested was Jaturong who vigorously denies any wrongdoing.
His house and land, 33 bank accounts, a BMW Z4, two motorcycles, amulets and watches worth 40 million baht were seized, reported Daily News.
Police say that with others he fraudulently said that he had access to so called “locked numbers” or two and three digit final numbers for the state lottery.
This was all untrue.
He used to GLO logo to make it appear that he was genuine.
Once people were ensnared they were charged up to 1,000 baht membership fees on Line then additional charges for the numbers.
Police claim that Jaturong was making up to a million baht for each lottery draw.