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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Update: Armed Robber Arrested, Identified as 22 Year Old Woman with History of Gambling Addiction and Theft

She’s been busy the past few months.

The culprit in the armed robbery of the BAAC bank in Prachuap Khiri Khan was identified and arrested. Her name: Ms. Kannika Laksup.

She had an internship to work at the BAAC bank branch that she robbed. After she finished it, she applied to be a clerk at one of the hotels in Prachuap Khiri Khan.

But she was addicted to online gambling. Specifically, baccarat.

She racked up 300,000 baht in debts.

She embezzled 400,000 baht from the hotel that she worked. But they didn’t press criminal charges. They made an agreement to pay back the money in monthly installments and fired her from the job.

Her husband, the same age — 22 years old — is also unemployed.

Ms. Kannika had also used a 9mm gun to rob a local business in Chumphon province on February 18th. There’s also an accusation that she had taken a person’s phone, who she was helping install the เราชนะ (We Won) app, and secretly took 190,000 baht from their bank account and disappeared.

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My take: I’m just surprised the hotel she worked for didn’t file charges against her. This is a severe case of gambling addiction and compulsive behavior. What’s the antidote here? Lock her up? Will it reform her?

Source: https://www.khaosod.co.th/around-thailand/news_6013170

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