Fact is this habitual liar/thief/convicted felon did this same exact crime in Japan back in 2012 (albeit for a significantly higher sum of money) :
and served hard time in Japan prison for nearly 4 years.
He rightfully gets banned from Japan (where he has left a naive Japanese wife and two innocent kids) and decides to come to Thailand of all places to commit more crime.
He will be in for shock as Japan prison is probably a walk in the park compared to what he is facing in a Thai jail.
I do not know if he is either mentally ill or just a total idiot fool (or maybe both).
I also know that he has deceived a few former friends and has a previous family that he tries to keep secret.
Another article here: https://www.thairath.co.th/news/crime/1684618
I hope after he serves his time in Thailand he gets banished back to his homeland and never be allowed to leave.