Woman went on USD $260,000 shopping spree with company’s credit card after getting fired


After getting fired from her former company over a year ago, a 32-year-old woman from Thailand went on a luxury shopping spree worth THB 6 million (USD $260,000) with a credit card she stole from the company. 

Thamolwan Konthong later admitted her crime as an act of revenge to her former employer who fired her a year ago.

According to AsiaOne, Thamolwan splurged thousands of dollars every month with the stolen credit card.

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She used the credit card to buy electronic gadgets, first-class flights, handbags, clothes and stays at luxury hotels, paying between THB 20,000 (USD 638) and THB 80,000 (USD 2,553) per night.

Some of the items she purchased through the stolen credit card were 1.216-kilogram gold bars, gold necklace, a car, four smartphones, a GoPro action camera, a 55-inch TV, a notebook computer, and an amplifier. 

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She was also reported to make frequent visits to a gold shop in Samut Prakan about more than 50 times where she spent between THB 100,000 (USD 3,192) and THB 200,000 (USD 6,384) each visit on gold ornaments and bars.

Thamolwan had been spending THB 500,000 (USD 15,962) every month since a year ago in late 2017, causing a loss of THB 6 million (USD260,000) to her former company. 

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According to the accountants at the company, they assumed that their employer was the one who used the credit card. They kept on paying bills as usual to the card issuer, Kasikorn Bank.

However, their employer later alerted them last month that the credit card was stolen in late 2017.

The company later filed a report with the Economic Crime Suppression Division. Thamolwan then was arrested following the report at her house in Dok Mai sub-district in Bangkok’s Prawet District.


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