Bangladeshi attempts to pawn fake gold, twice, at Central Pattaya Gold Shop

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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.

  • Incredible Hulk

    You got to dot those eyes! It’s funny that even the dirt bag expats come up with the same lame Thai excuses for they’re crimes. It’s always “I need the money”. Well sadly for you the rest of us honest people need our money as well. I hope you enjoy the monkey house!

  • Phoenix one

    Strange. Due to Thai greedy on gold,I always thought they are very professional about it. So,I am surprise the owner shop can accept fake gold bracelets.Mah, I don t know ……

  • Jonny

    Read a story recently about Pakistani group doing the same to gold shop in a gulf state country,seems whatever they are using(wonder what it actually is) is fooling jewellers ,who are usually on there guard,into believing it’s real gold.Word travels fast in these circles don t think it will become a major problem.

  • Bugs bunny

    The green idiot has spoken get off your bar stool !

  • Streetbreed

    Most likely it is gold inkluded, old scam is gold with a core of something else. You have to invest in the cover make it look real. To thin and they will see and to thick well you lose to much, and then have a core with the same weight as gold. Thats why most fake gold is solid things, chains etc gets to expensive to make. Or they find a new way to update the scam…

  • soidog

    A quick dip and a thin coat of gold is applied to a base metal that’s weight would be the same
    as it were gold.The acid test for gold only tests the outermost layer,when this cheat with
    discovered the fakers dipped twice!

  • mikey

    however, it is ok for the gold shops to rip off the customers.