Pattaya Daily News

29 January 2013 :: 15:01:35 pm 71130

Lady Pays For Costly Bank Error With Her Job

A north Thailand bank mistakenly deposited 50 million THB into a woman’s account while she was working in Taiwan. The bank insisted she return home to settle the matter. The woman was fired for leaving her overseas job, but the bank refused to compensate her, so she complained to police.
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THAILAND – January 28, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; a 23-year-old woman from Kamphaeng Phet province filed a complaint with the police Crime Suppression Division after she was denied compensation by a local bank, which had made an error that indirectly caused her to lose her job.

The victim was identified as Ms. Kornkamol Katekaew, age 23, fromTambon Wangbua, Amphur Khlongkhlung, Kamphaeng Phet province. She was accompanied by Mrs. Paweena Hongsakul, the chairman of Paweena Hongsakul foundation for children and women.

Ms. Kornkamol described to police the sequence of events that resulted in her losing her job. Initially, Ms. Kornkamol was contacted by a recruitment company registered with the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare to help people find jobs.

The company persuaded her to work at a job in Taiwan, where she would be paid over 35,000 THB per month. So she was interested and signed the contract to hire her for 3 years.

But she had to pay upfront for the initial operational expense of 90,000 THB in order to start working. It was suggested that she open a bank account with the bank in order to borrow that amount of money. After opening the account, she received only the bank account book, and not an ATM card, and then left to work in Taiwan.

Ms. Kornkamol was working in Taiwan, when on July 1, 2012, she was contacted from a “Ms. Piyaporn,” who claimed that she was the officer of the bank where Ms. Kornkamol had opened her account. The bank officer informed her that on June 29, 2012, there had been a transfer of 50 million THB from a different bank into Ms. Kornkamol’s account.

Ms. Kornkamol was very surprised, and tried to ask for more information from the bank officer. But Ms. Piyaporn insisted that Mrs. Kornkamol had to hurry to bring many important documents to the bank that they needed to return the money back.

Ms. Kornkamol tried to explain that she was working in a foreign country, and under the terms of the hiring contract, she had to work continuously. So she could not come back immediately, because it would violate her contract terms and nullify the contract, resulting in the loss of her job.

So on July 2, 2012, Ms. Kornkamol asked her mother to visit the officer of at the Thamakheu branch of the bank, located in Kamphaeng Phet province, to settle the matter of the mistaken money transfer.

But Ms. Kornkamol still received phone calls from Ms. Piyaporn, telling her to hurry to bring her personal documents to the bank. Ms. Piyaporn also threatened that if Ms. Kornkamol didn’t hurry to return the money, Ms. Piyaporn will sue her to be prosecuted.

This made Ms. Piyaporn afraid she of breaking the law, so she had to violate her contract terms and leaveTaiwan to fly back to Thailand. She came back to clear the matter. On July 18, 201, she and the bank discovered that the mistake was made by an officer of the bank.

However, Ms. Piyaporn had not only lost her overseas job, but also had to pay all her expenses to return home. But the bank refused her request for compensation money. So she filed the complaint with the police.

Receiving Ms. Piyaporn’s complaint was Pol. Maj. Gen. Suphisarn Phakdeenareunart, Commander; and Pol. Col. Prasopchok Phrommul, Deputy Commander.

After hearing the victim’s testimony, Pol. Maj. Gen. Suphisarn assigned Pol. Lt. Col. Phongsawai Chaemlamjeak, the expert investigation officer, to investigate the case and determine the facts to consider to proceed with the case further.

Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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