Pattaya Police arrested a 32 year old Bangladesh National on Friday afternoon accused of attempting to Pawn 2 fake gold bracelets and this follows an earlier exchange of cash for fake gold at the same shop by the suspect.
Police were called to the Mangontong Yaowalat Gold Shop in Soi Baukaow at the entrance to Soi LK Metro just after 3.30pm and arrested Mr. Ashiqua Pahamni.
According to the shop owner, Khun Chalidar aged 48, he had initially pawned two gold bracelets, which were later found to be fake, for 26,000 Baht on 14th October.
On his return visit on Friday, the owner recognized the man and called the Police. On the second occasion he again tried to pawn two fake gold bracelets.
Mr. Pahamni was taken to Pattaya Police Station where he revealed how he worked at a Bangladeshi Restaurant in Bangkok for a salary of 13,000 Baht per month. He claimed this salary was not enough to live-on and decided to pawn the fake gold to raise money to cover his living expenses.
Mr. Pahamni was charged with fraud and awaits a Court appearance.