Woman Arrested in Patong For Alleged 12 Million Baht Money Savings Fraud


A woman was arrested in Patong after she was allegedly involved in the fraud of a village money savings group involving more than 12 million baht.

The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) told TPN media that this week they had arrested Mrs. Orawan (Her age was not given by police) at a restaurant in Patong. She is accused of theft and fraud.

Mrs. Orawan was on the loan committee of a village savings group in Narathiwat. There are a total of 560 members in the group. In December 2020, the group had to pay dividends to all members. Mrs. Orawan allegedly created fake documents and members with false bank accounts. She used the money of the group for herself which was in total more than 12 million baht.

After other committee members found out, they filed a report to the Tan Yong Police in Narathiwat.

Orawan did not immediately enter a plea or address the charges.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.