Wednesday, September 22, 2021

514 Hotels and Restaurants Scam “We Travel Together” Program by Tourism Authority of Thailand

The investigation into the matter starts tomorrow.

When: December 17th, 2020

Where: Isaan and South

Perpetrators: 514 hotels and restaurants

Victims: Tourism Authority of Thailand

What: The Royal Thai Police made an announcement that they are collecting evidence against 514 hotels and restaurants suspected of corruption. The charges include defrauding state money from the “We Travel Together” project. The Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailadn, Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, filed the complaint. Businesses in the northeast Isaan region and southern provinces are where the investigators are focusing.

According to the reports, the hotels would apply for funds from the program without having guests stay at the hotel. The same was for restaurants who did not have patrons dining according to what they claimed from the tourism agency.

The investigation team will start their work tomorrow, December 18th, 2020. The case will be the responsibility of the Suppression Division (BMA) and extend to provincial authorities.

Defend independent crime reporting in Thailand.
Stay informed with weekly digests of top crime stories & original reports. No selling, no spam!

My take: We will follow this story closely. As the investigation has just started there will be further updates in Thai press. Right now businesses are hurting across the country – but it doesn’t excuse the fraud.

Stay informed: True Crime Thailand has a simple mission. To deliver hard-hitting true crime stories from Thailand. We don’t pull any punches. Stay informed. Subscribe now. https://truecrimethailand.substack.com/

Join our rapidly growing Facebook community. Always uncensored, we put free speech first: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TrueCrimeThailand1

Source: https://www.dailynews.co.th/crime/813369

Latest Posts

Bangkok chemsex party ends in steamy bust: meth and COVID-19 found.

Saunas, meth, and covid -- oh my! 60 party-goers were arrested in the raid, most have pleaded guilty to a variety of crimes. But...

Keep your ear to the ground.

The whole picture of the Golden Triangle narcotics trade will never be known -- all we have are incomplete pictures.

Scarface in Pattaya: Chinese National Shoots 2 Royal Thai Police

It takes serious cojones to confront somebody that you very well know is armed and dangerous.