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Bank manager sued for fraudulent dealings

Some 20 individuals yesterday filed a lawsuit against a former Government Savings Bank manager, accusing her of fraud and allegedly cheating them and many others out of Bt200 million.

Kankanit Sriwiset, a nurse who led the group, said former bank manager Uengkaew Samphao had convinced her to invest in a loan project that allegedly offered an interest of 10 per cent.

She said that after she earned a profit as promised, Uengkaew then encouraged her to get her friends and relatives to invest in the scheme. However, the Crime Suppression Division police was not told if the investment was a legitimate one and also officially offered to other members of the public.

Kankanit said her friend and relatives alone gave Bt28.5 million to the manager, who also allegedly took money from her colleagues at the bank's branch in Kham Khuan Kaeo district in Yasothon. Uengkaew was later investigated for her dealings and suspended before eventually being sacked.


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