Four arrested for forging educational certificates for sales

Bangkok police have arrested four suspects from 21 to 25 years old in Surin and Ubon Ratchathani provinces after finding them selling fake educational certificates to customers for 3,500 baht to almost 10,000 baht apiece.

The fake educational certificate, particularly university level, is used by customer to show to employers upon applying for jobs.

Metropolitan Police Bureau commissioner Pol Lt Gen Sanit Mahathavorn said the four suspects would be charged for forging official documents, while customers would be charged for using fake official documents.

Penalties include jail term from six months to five years and fine from 1,000 baht to 50,000 baht.

The four suspects opened Facebook pages to attract interested people, and later go in details on Line chats for business deals.

He said that they offered to sell educational certificates from pre- university level up to university level at prices ranging from 3,000 baht to almost 10,000 baht.

The suspects, Kittiwat Chanwimonwat, 23, and Jutawadee Sirisuksawat, 21, arrested in Surin , and Weerapon Kamsaeng, 25, and Lalida Kaewboonruang, 22, arrested in Ubon Ratchathani will be charged for forging official documents, the commissioner said.

They were escorted to Bangkok's Don Muang Police Station for legal action.

For those buyers who are being sought by police will be charged for using fake documents which carries the same penalties as the forger.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)