Energy Drink Owner ArrestedAn energy drink businessman has been arrested after he told the police that his Mini Cooper had been stolen so he could claim the 1 million THB insurance money when he had already pawned the car.
CHON BURI – June 22nd 2015 [Pattaya Daily News]; Pol.Col. Dussadee Koonchorn Na Ayuddhaya (Superintendent of Ban Bueng police station) and the detectives of Ban Bueng police station together made a statement about the arrest of Mr Tharaphong Kaewphichai, aged 37 from Nonthaburi province, who was the owner of an energy drink business. He was arrested for intentionally giving false information to the police.
Pol.Col. Dussadee revealed that Mr Tharaphong had notified the police that his Mini Cooper had been stolen so a detective police team rushed to the scene. At the scene the police were suspicious about the theft so they questioned Mr Tharaphong for 2-3 hours.
Finally, Mr. Tharaphong confessed that he had pawned the car with a loan shark for 200,000 because his business wasn’t making any money and he was behind with the bills. Therefore he decided to report his car stolen to the police to get the insurance money which was around 1 million THB for a Mini Cooper.
He was then charged with intentionally reporting false information to the police. He could face 2 years in jail and or being fined of not over 4,000 THB.