13 Million THB was stolen from a Grannys bank account by a bank employee. The bank returned 10 Million THB and states that if she wants the rest she’ll have to sue for it. Arunporn Wangsantiporn 83 years old owner of Krungthai Audio Company and Ratchapol Sirisakorn the leader of a group that fights for justice went to the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) on 28 November 2019 with the goal to ask for justice.
Arunporn claimes that a bank employee stole 13,550,000 THB from her bank account. After she found out the bank returned 10M then they told her to sue for the rest of the money. The victim stated that she has been a customer at the bank since she was a young girl. Her income comes from teaching Chinese, investing in the stock market, and from her audio company.
From being a loyal customer, the bank treats her as a VIP and gives her personal service every time she visits the bank. In the past few years, the bank employee assigned to her was the same girl, she earned the victim’s trust to a level of a family member because the girl even visited her at home with gifts.
Then between the years 2015 to 2017, the girl asked her to open 3 new bank accounts at another branch. The girl was shortly after transferred to work in another branch. She came to the victim and stated that there is a new bank account with a high interest of 5.5%. The victim trusted her so she decided to open 8 more bank accounts with savings amounting to 13,550,000 THB. She handed the savings by cash directly to the girl at the Taksin Branch.
One day she received a call from the bank manager stating someone dropped her account book at the bank. The victim thought this was suspicious as all 11 account books were with her at home. She decided to tell her child then went to check the savings amount in her accounts but instead, the history showed that there have never been any deposits into any of the accounts.
The bank informed her in March 2018 that the said employee had stolen money from up to 5 clients and is currently in jail. The bank is willing to return 10,075,629 THB back to the victim but the remaining 3,474,372 THB does not match up to the information that they have, so they are not willing to return such amount. If the victim wants it back then she will have to sue.
The victim revealed that currently, she is not able to sue because the case is in the evidence investigation process where the signatures are being checked whether they were forged or not. 1 year has gone by and the case still remains where it was so she decided to come and ask the CSD to help speed up the case.
FB Caption: The victim trusted the bank employee like a family member because she brought gifts and visited the victim’s home regularly.