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Thai woman nabbed for using forged credit cards in flight
Central News Agency
2014-01-10 11:25 PM
Taipei, Jan. 10 (CNA) A Thai woman was arrested at Taiwan's main international airport Friday after using forged credit cards to make in-flight purchases. Daorung Punchum, 30, was arrested as she stepped out of the jet bridge from a plane that had just arrived at Taoyuan International Airport from Incheon, South Korea. She had intended to transfer for another flight to Macao. She was found to be in possession of fountain pens, watches and liquor worth a total of more than NT$150,000 (US$5,000) that were believed to have been purchased with forged plastic. The woman has been on the authorities' watchlist after she was found to have used forged credit card to buy luxury goods on many flights, resulting in losses for several airlines. The Thai woman has been turned over to the Taoyuan Prosecutors Office for further questioning, and she is expected to face fraud charges. Taiwan also sent information about the woman to the customs bureaus and airlines of other countries to see if she had any accomplices. (By Chiu Chun-chin, Jay Chen and Lilian Wu)
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