Pasit investment and travel fraud case passed to prosecutors

Breaking News June 23, 2017 15:58

By The Nation

Police passed the case against alleged fraudster Pasit “Sin Sae Shogun” Ariyalapit to public prosecutors on Friday, in relation to an alleged pyramid investment scheme and a travel junket debacle that left more than 1,000 would-be tourists stranded at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport in April. 

Police investigators interviewed 175 witnesses. Pasit, founder and chief executive of food-supplement distributor WealthEver, and nine others are accused of leaving 757 people Bt51 million out of pocket. Investigations into her network's dealings showed transactions involving Bt200 million between December 2016 andApril.

Police have recommended prosecutors indict Pasit, eight other accomplices and WealthEver on charges of public fraud, racketeering, and violations of the Emergency Decree on Obtaining Loans Amounting to Public Cheating and Fraud, the Computer Act. 

They also recommend Pasit and WeathEver should be indicted on additional charges of violating the Customs Act and the Food and Drug Act.

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