Police Lt. Gen. Wiboon Bangthamai says 52-year-old Carl-Gustav Alexander Tartagni was detained Wednesday in the seaside town of Hua Hin, where he had been living for a year.
Tartagni has been sought by authorities in many Scandinavian countries for financial crimes allegedly committed in league with Swedish bank officials in 1998-2001. The gang hacked bank computers to swindle approximately 20 million Swedish krona ($3.1 million) through redirected money transfers.
Thai immigration police said Thursday that Tartagni fled to Thailand nine years ago and has a Thai wife. He also faces Thai charges of illegal entry.
Source: BANGKOK (AP)