Wanted ex-politician arrested in Thailand

A former conservative Moderate politician in Värmland County, who is wanted by police on suspicion of fraud, has been arrested in Thailand, reports news agency TT.

Through her physical therapy practice, the ex-politician is suspected of having defrauded the county out of millions of kronor by charging it for fake patient visits.

She was arrested in absentia in January. Swedish police were aware that she was in Thailand and even sent a police officer to aid in her arrest.

Police hope the former politician will be taken back to Sweden by the end of next week. She will then appear in court for a new arraignment hearing.

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