Friday, 29. August 2014
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A German man wanted in Austria for fraud has been arrested by Thai police after Austria issued an arrest warrant from their embassy in Bangkok
Detlef H. was living in Thailand and founded a dive company in the city Phuket - thought to be one of the fastest growing diving companies in the region - where he was arrested Tuesday afternoon.
It is understood that he is either wanted on fraud or embezzlement charges in Austria, where he is accused of taking more than 175,000 Euros from 32 clients for the delivery of kitchen equipment, furniture and electronics in Europe - but not delivering the goods.
An arrest warrant for the man was issued in 2010 but Thai police say they have not been able to find him because he had multiple addresses. But after staking him out at one location in the area of Patong in Phuket they were able to arrest him at his home and take him to Bangkok.
It is thought he will be in the Thai capital a month while extradition proceedings are finalised, before flying to Austria.
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