An Italian impersonator of actor George Clooney was arrested in Thailand in a joint operation carried out by Interpol agents from Rome and Thai investigators.
The impersonator had been on the loose since 2013, police stated.
Franceso Galdeli, 58, and his wife Vanja Goffi, 45, used to sell clothes under the actor’s name "GC Exclusive by George Clooney,” which Clooney sued them for in a 2010 trial in Italy and testified against them.
"During interrogation, Francesco confessed to claiming to be George Clooney and opening a clothes business to trick people into sending money," a statement from Thailand's crime suppression division said.
The couple is also accused of other scams and frauds in Italy and of overstaying their visas.