Former monk arrested for 10 million baht fraud by way of online spiritual artefact store

Police arrested a former monk for defrauding people of over 10 million baht through his on-line religious artefact shop. His illicit proceeds were used for everyday wants, online playing, and to hire lodging for hiding. The arrest occurred close to a bustling evening market within the Phang Khon district of the northeast Sakon Nakhon province.
Warakorn Kongu-tit, a forty six 12 months previous resident of Kamphaeng Phet province, was the person apprehended. His arrest was carried out by several senior cops and the PCT 5 staff. They were appearing on a warrant issued by Roi Et Provincial Court, dated July 5, for the costs of “deception by presenting false data to the general public and dishonestly or deceptively inputting false pc information which may have triggered damage to the public.”
Warakorn had misleading postings of various non secular artefacts for sale on Facebook accounts named Petch Charoen Sangkapan Wholesale/Retail, Petch Charoen Sangkaphan and Petch Charoen Sangkaphan Partners Limited. Once the shoppers, primarily monks and Buddhists from various temples across the country, transferred the funds, he would block them from contact. Consequently, this resulted in significant unrest among the many monks and Buddhists. The estimated losses exceeded 10 million baht.
Warakorn’s knowledge within the national police database revealed five excellent warrants for his arrest in fraud and laptop crime-related instances in various provinces together with Phitsanulok, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Roi Et, Chumphon, and Bangkok.
Upon interrogation, Warakorn confessed that, during his childhood and adolescence, he had been ordained for eleven years. After incomes his bachelor’s diploma from a monastic college, he began a career in a publishing house, working on a monk-related publication for a few year. He then moved to a media house, the place he served as assistant producer, scripting news, earlier than lastly changing into a news producer relating to society, economic system, and politics for about three years.
Around 2018, he left this job to begin an artefact shop named Petch Charoen Sangkapan Limited, positioned in Nong Khaem district, Bangkok. Initially, gross sales occurred in the store and through social media deliveries. However, round 2021, due to monetary difficulties and the added pressure from the Covid-19 scenario, he started defrauding his clients by not delivering products that they paid for. When he realised that many victims had filed expenses, he fled to Sakon Nakhon Province, where he rented a home and began a second-hand automotive parts business with a friend. Nonetheless, he continuously deceived people by posting faux spiritual artefact gross sales through the Facebook web page Petch Charoen Sangkapan.
His illicit activities, which had been in operation since 2019, caused losses ranging from hundreds to 30,000 baht per victim, with three to 4 victims per week, totalling over 10 million baht. The illicit features have been used for on a regular basis wants, online gambling, and hire for hiding locations late into the night.
In initial proceedings, officers sent the suspect to Tung Khao Luang Police Station, Roi Et province to proceed the case. They additionally coordinated with other police stations throughout the country where victims had filed complaints and gathered evidence for an arrest warrant.
Components cautioned residents, Buddhists, and monks within the Buddhist group about the prevalence of various forms of fraud in today’s society. He urged everybody to be vigilant and report any suspicious actions to the ‘Investigate IDMB Metropolitan‘ page available 24 hours a day..

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