South Korean woman who overstayed in Thailand for almost six years arrested in Bangkok after alleged thefts worth over 5 million baht


A South Korean woman who overstayed in Thailand for 2,116 days, almost six years, was arrested on Sukhumvit Road after allegedly stealing a car, bag, and watch worth 5,300,000 baht from a South Korean friend who is also now being detained for overstaying.

The Royal Thai Immigration Police told TPN media yesterday (November 29th) about the incident. They have arrested a woman identified to the press only as Ms. Kim, a South Korean national. The arrest follows an arrest warrant from the Bangkok South Criminal Court issued on November 14th for theft. Ms. Kim was found to have overstayed for 2,116 days.

The arrest came after Ms. Kim had allegedly stolen a car, bag, and watch worth 5,300,000 baht from her close male friend identified only as Mr. Lee, a South Korean national. Police were made aware of the incident from Mr. Lee while he was also being detained for overstaying, although the exact number of days of his overstay was not released.

Ms. Kim will face legal proceedings for the theft charges and after those are concluded will be deported at her expense and blacklisted permanently, according to Thai Immigration.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.