Andrew Drummond



A notorious American confidence trickster is at it again trying to off load former government subsidised housing to tourists to the raunchy Thai resort of Pattaya.

Drew Walter Noyes, 61, from Wilmington, North Carolina, is trying to pass off a former National Housing Authority unit in the Keha Condominium. 

He claims the apartment is on the 19th floor- which is off because the Keha illustrated does not have a 19th floor.

But then again, the building, put up with Thai government grants by the National Housing Authority does not have the swimming pool or tennis courts he boasts either.  They are privately owned.
Noyes boats that the condos are occupied by ‘mainly single Thai office workers’ perhaps a tantalising carrot for those who wish to buy a place in the resort best known for its sex industry and when he writes ‘transportation very close’ one is left to wonder what that transportation is and where it goes.

Keha Condo – 19 floors

And goodness knows where the sauna, steam rooms and spa is!
Drew Noyes is accurately promoting his offer as an ‘It’s a steal deal’ on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and of course through the One Stop Service Center.

On LinkedIn, he says that he “puts deals together in the US, Thailand and Southeast Asia. As a Series 24 registered Investment Banker Drew Noyes has many 40 years experience in dealmaking, mergers and acquisitions and int’l banking.”(sic)

And he has triumphantly announced that although he left Thailand to give his children a good education in the United States, he will make his triumphant return to the Thai resort in June 17th.

If so, he’ll need to bring a lot of cash to get around his prison sentence for extortion, and must also face charges in Bangkok. 
On his LinkedIn site, he again has a totally fictitious biography stating amongst other things that he was the Chairman of the Carolina Beach Central Business District Redevelopment Committee from January 1994 to December 1997.

Arrested and convicted of extortion, but his Thai partner Wanrapa Boonsu was acquitted after police lost the tape!

Hacks in Wilmington, North Carolina, are a bit slow on their feet at the moment. Noyes was exposed in the Wilmington Morning Star (now plainly ‘The Star) in April 1995 when reporter Scott Gold where he was accused of share fraud, property fraud, sexual harassment (demanding oral sex from a junior employee to increase her hours) and of course inventing his own biography.

He was sentenced to 2 years in jail by the Pattaya Provincial Court but managed to buy himself out on bail while on appeal, paying a further US$10,000 to leave the country to resettle most of his 8 children by three Thai women. (Now 9 children by four Thai women. His last nanny gave birth last year) after he had left.

To read about the victims of Noyes, who are mainly American, who had bought ‘condos’ in Keha off him you need to go here.

There have been three other victims since.

The text of the ad:

Pattaya Beach Thailand
Steal of a Deal!
Ideal Thepprasit Road Studio Condo for Sale- For Cash or Guaranteed
Financing with 50% Down payment.
On 15th floor, of 19 floor building. Perfectly located middle of building with clear OCEAN View 1 mile away!
SAFE! Security guards 24 hours, CCTV monitored, Key card entry, plenty of parking, foreigner- friendly, but most single female Thai office workers live in building. many international restaurants, shopping, bars, massage and transportation very close.
Swimming pool, tennis courts, sauna, steam rooms, spa on site.
Great holiday or vacation home or first home in Thailand.
Perfect for you and current or future Thai gf!
Great management of building.
Only 835,500 baht (US$23,200).
Title deed issued in your foreigner name or Thai name.
Homeowners dues only 200 Baht per month! Seller pays transfer fees.
To schedule a viewing or to buy now message me anytime.
Condo will sell fast!”

About the Author

Andrew Drummond

Andrew Drummond is a British independent journalist and occasional television documentary maker. He is a former Fleet Street, London, journalist having worked at the Evening Standard, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, News of the World, Observer and The Times.

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