Two Italians accused of posing as US actor George Clooney to advertise a trend enterprise have been arrested in Thailand after years on the run.
Francesco Galdelli, 58, and Vanja Goffi, 45 have been wished on an Interpol pink discover since 2013.
The Hollywood star sued them and in a 2010 trial in Italy testified towards them, saying that they had fraudulently used his title.
They’re additionally accused of a sequence of different scams and frauds in Italy.
That they had fled their house nation to keep away from arrest and had been dubbed the Italian Bonnie and Clyde after the legendary US gangster couple.
The 2 have been arrested on Saturday in a joint operation of Thai and Italian authorities on the outskirts of the Thai metropolis of Pattaya, Thailand’s Crime Suppression Division stated on Sunday.
“Throughout interrogation, Francesco confessed to claiming to be George Clooney and opening a garments enterprise to trick individuals into sending cash,” information company AFP stated citing Thai police.
The pair had been dwelling in Thailand since 2014 in accordance with authorities. That 12 months Mr Galdelli had been arrested however escaped throughout his trial.
In accordance with Italian media, the 2 sustained their life in Thailand by promoting pretend Rolex watches on-line.
They are going to be charged for overstaying their visas earlier than extradition proceedings start, police stated.