After 44 long years, a Thai woman has finally acquired her first national ID, after her identity complications were eventually resolved.
During their investigation, officials yielded that Suthin Ketkaew, the Thai woman, was a victim of identity theft.
The identity fraudster was discovered as a Chinese woman working as a tour guide, using the ID she obtained to assist in her deception.
The tourist police had already apprehended the fraudster at the Suvarnabhumi airport. The Chinese thief previously held the name Pathum Iemsri at the time of her arrest.
After finding out the Thai woman’s identity woes, authorities then escorted her to a district office to finally apply for her first ID card.
The woman described that her application for an ID was rejected, as her name wasn’t in the Ban Laem district’s civil registry.
Distraught, she has not received state benefits due to the lack of her identification.
The arrest of the Chinese fraudster led authorities to investigate further, eventually finding out that she wasn’t from Thailand.
The identity thief had utilized three names throughout her stint in Thailand: Suthin Ketkaew, Pathum Iemsri, later to Tassanee Iemsri.
Source: Bangkok Post