American Fugitive from US Property Scam Caught in Thailand

by admin on March 18, 2015

Thai police arrested a United States’ citizen last week who had fled to Thailandafter being convicted of fraud in a Detroithousing telemarketing scam that conned nearly 300 people out of over $20 million, reports Reuters.

Joseph Arsenault, along with 15 other people, scammed real estate investors out of their money by selling them property in Detroitbought for less than $500 at inflated prices, according to Samui Times.

The criminal defense lawyers at Chaninat and Leeds specialize in Thailand fraud laws and litigation, with decades of experience defending and prosecuting fraud cases for Thai and foreign clients. 

The telemarketing scheme was reportedly orchestrated by calling random numbers throughout theU.S.andCanada, then convincing customers that flipping and reselling the houses would be profitable.

A tip from theU.S.embassy led to Arsenault’s arrest inBangkok, according to Reuters.

Read the full story here and here.


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