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Phi Phi national park officer charged for fraud

PHUKET: A national park officer stationed near Phi Phi Island has been charged for fraud and – according to police – confessed to pocketing cash payments by reusing already paid entry tickets to the park.


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Tuesday 18 April 2017, 06:17PM


Chanarong Pantan, 44, has confessed to the charge of fraud, said Ao Nang Police. Photo: Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park
Chanarong Pantan, 44, has confessed to the charge of fraud, said Ao Nang Police. Photo: Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park

Chanarong Pantan, 44, the park official stationed Koh Poda, off the coast of Krabi confessed to the charge, Ao Nang Police investigator Lt Songpon Boonchai told The Phuket News today (April 18).

Chanarong’s arrest followed Sarayut Tantien, Chief of the Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, receiving a complaint from a longtail boat operator who took four tourists into the park at 17:30pm on April 16.

The longtail boatman said he he was handed two tickets for B200 (numbered 099-100) and two tickets for B400 (numbered 033-034) – but was asked to pay B1,600 to allow all four into the park.

“Hat Noppharat Thara - Phi Phi Island National Park investigated this claim. It is defrauding tourists, which damages the state,” Chief Sarayut said in his complaint that was filed at Ao Nang Police on Sunday (April 16).

“This official has been arrested and charged with fraud causing damage to the state,” confirmed Lt Songpon this afternoon.

“The official has confessed to the offence,” Lt Songpon said.

 

 

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Kurt | 19 April 2017 - 13:42:25

Mhh, 2 tickets of 200 thb ( for thai) and 2 tickets of 400 thb ( for foreigners) = 1200 thb.
The culprit asked 1600 thb.
He will hand over the 400 thb to the police, gets a fine of 400 thb, slap on the wrist + advice to play things more clever next time.

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BenPendejo | 18 April 2017 - 21:29:21

So, I'll be curious to see what kind of nonsense punishment will be doled out to this greedy little thief.  I'm guessing that since he confessed (only because he was pretty much caught red-handed) he will get a petty fine and forced to throw a few empty wais, then he can go back to work.  Who knows how long this creep has been doing this, and how many clueless tourists he has ripped off.  He should be fired, fined 25,000 baht and banned from stepping foot in any State Parks.  This is a great opportunity to send a strong message to State Park employees. 

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Sam hayman | 18 April 2017 - 19:11:37

Very bad boy. BAHT 400 fine.

Only police may take bribes and cash payments. Its a turf war!

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