UPDATE 2/14/2018: Ms. Sat’s criminal associate, the Ponzi scheme & online romance scam operator, Robert Schmalohr, was reported to have been deported by Cambodian law enforcement in cooperation with the German government. Visiting German police were seen escorting Schmalohr through Phnom Penh International Airport and on the return flight to his native Germany where he faces 350+ criminal complaints for fraud stemming from his myriad of online portals, fake sports betting software, and assorted online fraud ventures.
SURNAME (GIVEN):SAT (Tyty) DATE / PLACE OF BIRTH:7 JANUARY 1994 / KAMPONG CHAM, KH SOCIAL MEDIA:facebook.com/sat.tyty(old) / facebook.com/sat.tyty.146(created 2/3/2018) OFFENSE(S): Contract Fraud / Wire Fraud SYNOPSIS: From June 2017 to July 2017, Phnom Penh resident, SAT (Tyty), received at least six (6) separate wire payments totaling over €100,000 from an investor partner in Europe. The entirety of the investment seed money had been allocated for various land parcel purchases in Ms. Sat’s home province of Kampong Cham.
After the final bank wire reached her ACLEDA account in Phnom Penh, Ms. Sat promptly blocked her investment partner’s phone numbers, emails, and social media profiles, along with all mutual friends and colleagues, to prevent any further communication.
In August 2017, Mr. “G.V.”, an Icelandic national, contacted Phnom Penh Investigations (PPI) to request assistance from local law enforcement for the alleged contract and wire fraud.
Mr. G.V. stated that he and two other relatives had donated to various Cambodian children’s charities from 2015-2017 and had employed Ms. Sat as a translator and NGO/foreign donor liaison during their multiple trips to the capital and to Sihanoukville.
G.V. further stated that Ms. Sat had earned his family’s trust sufficiently to convince them to invest into various (below-market) land parcels in Kampong Cham province on which they hoped to establish a live-in charity shelter for battered Cambodian women and their children.
INFILTRATES LOCAL BUSINESSES
Sat Tyty Targets Local Businesses
A subsequent private investigationlocated Ms. Sat operating in the open from a Caribbean-themed karaoke social club in Phnom Penh with business partner¹, Mr. Dwight Hayden, a well-known and widely respected local DJ, club promoter, and small business owner/entrepreneur (known professionally as DJ “Dilly da Don“).
Initial contact with local law enforcement yielded no investigative follow through as Ms. Sat’s lawyer claimed the seller of the land parcels never received the down payment. In response, Ms. Sat acknowledged that she received the investment seed money from Europe but blamed her lawyer for the €100K+ theft. However, Ms. Sat refused to explain how her lawyer had access to her personal bank account and refused to disclose her bank statements from June to August 2017 to confirm whether or not any down payments had been paid.
¹EDITOR’S NOTE 2/14/2018: Per the Assigned Investigator’s (AI) surveillance notes, Ms. Sat and Mr. Hayden were sharing one (1) set of owner’s/general manager’s keys which included the “master key” to the establishment itself.
Ms. Sat was also seen departing the karaoke club with the owner/GM key set in her possession and taking the keys to an off-site location.
In addition, several employees referred to Ms. Sat as a “new owner” in their native Khmer tongue when asked by PPI’s (native Khmer speaking) AI.
Furthermore, Mr. Hayden’s social club was not yet registered at the Ministry of Commerce at the time of the investigation. Therefore neither the AI nor contracting agency (PPI) could verify which individual(s) were listed in the business’s articles of incorporation.
Consequently, the AI established a reasonable inference of a “business partnership“, i.e. a business alliance, based on the aforementioned surveillance evidence and “humint”. However, shortly after the original publication of this post, Mr. Hayden contacted the webmaster and denied any partnership with Ms. Sat whatsoever.
Subsequent investigation has revealed that Ms. Sat routinely mischaracterized her equity holdings in several Phnom Penh-based businesses, and not just the karaoke club.
Shortly after the original investigation, Mr. Hayden received business registration confirmation from the MoC and his name is listed as sole director/chairman of each of his commercial entities in Cambodia.¹EDITOR’S NOTE end.
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Sat Tyty Celebrates w/ German Ponzi King
By September, as it was clearly a “he said/she said” business dispute, local law enforcement declined to investigate and referred the incident to ACLEDA corporate security.
Ms. Sat promptly celebrated her successful wire fraud with a lavish birthday party for notorious Ponzi scheme operator, Robert Schmalohr, (https://evisionteam.com).
Schmalohr, wanted by German authorities for fraud, had recently emptied his victims’ investment accounts to purchase Phnom Penh’s iconic Riverhouse Lounge along with several other businesses on Street 174, anchored by Valentino’s Night Club (https://evisionteam.com/Details?type=valentinos).
Defrauded EU investors are now offering a €5,000 REWARD for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of Ms. Sat and a €5,000 REWARD for any conspirators.
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