Daily Archives: April 14, 2017

CIB forms a special inquiry team to probe WealthEver’s operations

The Central Investigation Bureau commissioner on Friday set up a special inquiry team to investigate the extent of the operations of WealthEver company suspected of operating a Ponzi scheme in the guise of a direct sale firm.

Led by CIB deputy commissioner Pol Maj-Gen Chavalit Sawaengpit, the team comprises representatives from tourist police, economic crime and technological crime police and ant Anti-Money Laundering Money Office.

The panel has scheduled to meet on Monday at the CSD headquarter.

Meanwhile, CSD police accompanied Ms Pasit Arinchalapit alias Sinsae Shogun, managing director of WealthEver, to the Criminal Court to seek court's warrant to have her detained for further investigation.

Ms Pasit is facing public fraud charge for allegedly duping about 2,000 people subscribe memberships of WealthEver with an offer to buy a package tour to Japan during Songkran festival for just 10,000 baht. The victims were however stranded at Suvarnabhumi international airport on the night of April 11 because there were no flight bookings to Japan for WeathEver.

So far, 314 victims who did not make it to Japan have lodged complaints with the CSD against WealthEver and Ms Pasit.

CSD commander Pol Maj-Gen Suthin Sappuang said that the suspect categorically denied that she duped the victims.

Her lawyer, Mr Nitisak Meekhuad, said she visited Ms Pasit Friday morning to brief her of her legal rights and legal procedure. He added that he would try to bail her out on Monday.

More victims of the alleged fraud continued to show up at the CSD headquarter on Friday to lodge complaints against her and her company.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

Fire rages 60 golf cars at Nakhon Chaisri golf course

A fire broke out at the golf car garage Krisda City Hills in Nakhon Chaisri district of Nakhon Pathom province last night, burning down almost all 60 cars inside.

Investigation revealed after questioning a security guard at the golf course that the fire started after he charged the battery of a golf car.

During the charge, there was a spark and the fire was then initiated and quickly spread beyond control.

Forensic police are examining the scene to find the exact cause of the spread of the fire that burned down almost all golf cars in the garage.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)